After being struck on the head by a ball during a domestic first-class cricket match on Tuesday, Australia batsman Phil Hughes underwent emergency surgery and was in a critical condition at a Sydney hospital. After the force of the short-pitch delivery, Hughes, who was wearing a protective batting helmet, reeled back and then bent forward for a brief minute before collapsing to the ground. Medical personnel, including medics who were carried in by helicopter into the Sydney Cricket Ground, treated and ventilated him on the field before being evacuated by ambulance to nearby St. Vincent’s Hospital.
Australian team doctor Peter Brukner said Hughes sustained a severe head injury.“He subsequently underwent surgery and remains in a critical condition in the hospital’s intensive care unit,” Bruckner said. “Unless there is any significant change there will be no further updates on his condition until tomorrow. “Phillip is receiving the best possible medical care. The thoughts of his teammates and the wider cricket community are with Phillip and his family and friends at this difficult time.”The Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales, where Hughes was born and raised, and South Australia, where he now plays provincial cricket, was cancelled.
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