Warner suffers injury scare ahead of Ashes

Just days out from the start of the Ashes, Australia star David Warner hurt his neck in training.

David Warner left the Gabba after reportedly jarring his neck before he briefly returned, facing just two throwdowns from batting coach Graeme Hick in the nets.   -  Getty Images

Australia suffered a huge injury scare ahead of the first Ashes Test against England, as David Warner hurt his neck at training on Tuesday.

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David Warner left the Gabba after reportedly jarring his neck before he briefly returned, facing just two throwdowns from batting coach Graeme Hick in the nets.

The 31-year-old received a neck massage from Australia physio David Beakley after the initial incident.

The scare comes just two days before the first Test begins in Brisbane, with Warner expected to play a major role if Australia are to reclaim the urn.

Warner ready for Ashes despite neck injury

However, the explosive southpaw insists there is no chance he will miss the first Ashes Test.

Speaking at a news conference, Warner said "I don't think a sore neck is going to keep me out."

Warner said he hoped to train on Wednesday, admitting the neck stiffness was unlike anything he had experienced previously.

"I'll try and obviously have a hit tomorrow at some stage. I'll have to work on my technique a little bit more probably facing up," he said.

"It's quite sore. I haven't really had a stiff neck like this one.

"I'll obviously get some treatment tonight, get some heat pack on there and get some fingers into it and hopefully it's better tomorrow."

Warner is expected to open with the in-form Cameron Bancroft when the Ashes begin on Thursday.