Pucovski sustained a concussion, reportedly the 10th of his career, and was still experiencing symptoms this week.
Young Will Puckovski was hit on the head while batting in the nets during a training session last Tuesday. It was his 10th concussion in a short career so far.
Puckovski's injury is a blow for Australia as he was a favourite to open the innings alongside David Warner in the Ashes series later this year.
Will Pucovski injured his shoulder during the drawn third Australia vs India Test in Sydney and the opener will miss the final game of the series, which is locked at 1-1
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Pucovski suffered the injury during the Sydney Test, which was his debut in the longest format.
Will Pucovski hurt his right shoulder after diving for the ball at mid-wicket in the 86th over of India's innings on the fifth day at the Sydney Cricket Ground
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Both Warner and Pucovski missed the first two Tests of the series due to a groin injury and concussion-related issues, respectively
Pucovski has history of bouncing back strongly from concussion-induced breaks
With David Warner, who missed out a major chunk of the India assignment due to a groin injury, looking fit for the job, dropping Joe Burns was an easy decision to make
Australia had bundled out India for their lowest-ever Test score of 36 in the series-opener in Adelaide
Burns suffered a nasty blow on his elbow off a Jasprit Bumrah delivery, while Will Pucovski was ruled out as he continues to recover from concussion
Pucovski was primed to open in the first Test in Adelaide but was ruled out after suffering a concussion in the first warm-up game
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