Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Adam Voges recovers after getting a blow in the head

Narada Desk | May 2, 2016 4:16 pm Print
The incident occured when the Middlesex skipper, who was fielding at slips, was hit on the rear side of his head by a ball thrown to the stumps by a substitute fielder
Adam Voges

Australian Test batsman Adam Voges, who was rushed to hospital after being struck in the head by a ball during a county game between Middlesex and Hampshire. But to the sigh of relief of many people, After precautionary check ups, he was released from the hospital but he’s been ruled out of the remainder three days of action.

The incident occured when the Middlesex skipper, who was fielding at slips, was hit on the rear side of his head by a ball thrown to the stumps by a substitute fielder and missed by wicketkeeper John Simpson at Southampton’s Rose Bowl.

The 36-year-old immediately fell down and had to be helped from the ground by physios. The right-handed batsman was then rushed to the hospital as a precaution and later ruled out of the remainder of the match.

“The feeling from physio Peter Waxman is that he’s got concussion but that’ll be shown up (conclusively) later (by doctors). It is sad for Adam and disappointing for us as we will have no more use out of him in this match,” Middlesex managing director of cricket Angus Fraser said.

“(It was) a freak injury, as such, but I suppose you wonder with a cricket ball thrown around a field as much it is, you wonder why it doesn’t happen a bit more often.

“They’re hard things, cricket balls, and it’s sad news for Adam and obviously disappointing for us. He wasn’t feeling very well in the dressing room (after the knock) but he’s been taken to hospital to get it checked over. He was feeling a lot better and seems to be coming around,” he added.

Voges, who made his Test debut against the West Indies last year, has become a crucial fixure for the Kangaroos. In eight Tests last summer, Voges passed 100 four times, notching two double-centuries with an incredible average of 95.

Voges injury brought back worst fears of 25 November 2014, When Aussie player Phillip Hughes was hit in the neck by a bouncer, during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground, causing a vertebral artery dissection that led to a subarachnoid haemorrhage. Hughes was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, where he underwent surgery, was placed into an induced coma and was in intensive care in a critical condition. He died on 27 November, having never regained consciousness, three days before his 26th birthday.(IANS)

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