Australia cricketer critically ill after being hit by ball

Australia cricketer critically ill after being hit by ball

Written by Staff Writer

25 Nov, 2014 | 1:57 pm

The South Australia left-hander, 25, who has played 26 Tests, collapsed after a delivery from New South Wales bowler Sean Abbott struck his helmet.

Hughes was carried off on a stretcher and an ambulance took him to hospital where he has undergone surgery. South Australian Cricket’s manager Tim Nielsen said “the outcome is unlikely to be known for 24-48 hours”.

Hughes, who shared in a then world record 10th-wicket partnership of 163 with Aston Agar against England in 2013, played for the one-day side against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates last month. He was in line for a possible Test recall following reports that Australian captain Michael Clarke might be ruled out of the first match against India on 4 December.

After being hit by the ball, Hughes put his hands on his knees before falling face first on to the pitch.
He was immediately surrounded by opposition players and umpires, who called for help.
A helicopter arrived but Hughes was taken to Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital by ambulance and a doctor who treated the player at the scene accompanied him, Australian media reported.

Source : BBC

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