The extent of the injury is not yet known, but it raises concerns of a
stint on the sidelines for the explosive opener alongside disgraced
team-mate Steve Smith, as the pair face a disrupted return to
Warner, who continues to serve his 12-month suspension from the
national team for his role in the ball-tampering scandal in South
Africa, reportedly injured the elbow during a flamboyant knock for the
Sylhet Sixers in the Bangladesh Premier League on Wednesday.
He will return to Australia next Monday, after two more matches in the Bangladesh Twenty20 competition.
"While the extent of the injury remains unknown, Warner will continue
to play for the Sylhet Sixers before he departs, meaning he will
feature in matches on the 18th and 19th," Cricket Australia's official
news site reported.
The injury just days after former captain Steve Smith returned to
Australia to have elbow surgery following an injury he sustained while
playing in the same Bangladesh tournament.
Smith is expected to be in a brace for six weeks before undergoing extensive rehabilitation.
The disgraced pair still have three months of their suspensions left to run over the incident last March that rocked the game.
The injuries could prove a major blow to the national side, with the
star batsmen facing the prospect of less match-time in the lead up to
their expected return to the national side ahead of the World Cup in
Fox News reported that Warner injured the elbow during his creative
unbeaten 61 off 36 balls for Sylhet against the Rangpur Riders.
The left-hander switched to a right-handed stance while facing a
spell from Chris Gayle, smashing the West Indies superstar back over his
head for six.