Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes is in critical condition in a Sydney hospital after undergoing surgery for an unsparing head injury he suffered when he was struck on the helmet by a ball during a domestic match on Tuesday.
The right-handed batsman who bowls right arm medium pace is on life support in an induced coma tonight after an emergency surgery in a Sydney hospital.
After a bouncer struck Hughes in the head, he collapsed at the wicket in the West End Redbacks’ Bupa Sheffield Shield match at the SCG.
David Faktor, St Vincent’s Hospital spokesman confirmed Hughes had been shifted to the intensive care unit.
“He’s in ICU now, they’ve finished the surgery’s but he’s still in a critical condition,” Faktor said.
“Now they’ll just monitor him.” His condition is not expected to become clear for 24-48 hours.
Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland told reporters in Melbourne in a trembling voice, “We’re all in shock,” he added, All we know is that it’s serious and he’s fortunate to be in the best possible place right now with experts all around him.” Hughes was treated on the boundary by Dr.
Orchard and paramedics while three ambulances arrived at the SCG before a medivac helicopter landed on the outfield.
A mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and oxygen was given to Hughes on the boundary line as his teammates and the cops erected a while screen to cover the medical procedure.
According to St Vincent’s Hospital, Hughes was ventilated at the ground and was on life support as he arrived at the hospital.
The Aussie cricketer who made his first-class debut for r Cambridge MCCU against Sussex in 2010 was rushed to the hospital in the nearby Darlinghurst via ambulance and the air ambulance helicopter was not needed to transport Hughes.
As Hughes’ welfare took priority, the match was abandoned in agreement with both teams, Cricket Australia Chief Executive Officer James Sutherland confirmed.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Phil Hughes right now.
We are also thinking of his family, teammates and friends in the Australian cricket family,” said Sutherland.
“I think everyone knows and understands the way he plays his cricket.
He’s fiercely determined and extremely proud of his achievements.
“I guess he’s a quiet achiever, but he has the respect of all of his teammates.” “His welfare is our highest priority.
We’re also naturally concerned about all of those involved in today’s game and will be giving them our utmost support.” We are hoping he gets well soon!