Joe Burns returned from the UK in May due to experiencing extended symptoms of fatigue and burn-out.

After consultation with specialists, he was diagnosed with a protracted post-infectious fatigue disorder dating back to an October 2018 viral infection.

Joe is currently undertaking a treatment period of rest and recuperation. A definite prognosis for recovery is unavailable at present; however it is anticipated he will be fully available for cricket in the near future.


Queensland Cricket CEO Max Walters said QC stood ready to provide any assistance that the Queensland Bulls and Australian batsman would need in his return to the playing field.

"We wish Joe the best in his recovery and look forward to helping him make a successful return as soon as possible,'' he said.

Burns has played 16 Tests for Australia, scoring four centuries including 180 in his most recent Test, against Sri Lanka in Canberra in February.