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    Australian national cricketer Phil Hughes critical after he's struck by ball

    'Australian national team cricketer Philip Hughes is in a 'critical' condition and has been put into an induced coma after being hit on the back of the head by a ball during a cricket game in Sydney.

    The incident, which occurred at Sydney's SCG in a match between the states of South Australia and New South Wales, seemed relatively innocuous at first.

    Hughes, who was attempting to play a hook shot off Sean Abbott's bowling, missed the ball before it hit him on the back of the head. The 25-year-old then regained his footing, propping himself up on his bat, before falling suddenly face-first to the ground.'

    Team mates are reported to be in shock. I thought protective helmets were mandatory in professional cricket now, but I guess not?

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    There is a photo at the link above of him falling. The way he's collapsing, with arms limp and not able to protect himself at all, looks really bad. I wish Hughes all the best.
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    smh.com.au ‏@smh 9 mins9 minutes ago

    Phil Hughes remains in intensive care in an induced coma this morning after being hit on the head by a bouncer. http://ow.ly/ESK3Q
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    He was wearing a helmet, extremely unfortunate. Wish him a speedy recovery! Says here he stopped breathing



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    Phillip Hughes’ freak accident explained

    Sports doctor Dr Peter *Larkins told the Herald Sun the precise area Hughes was hit is particularly vulnerable.

    “The brain comes right down to the upper part of your neck, so when you get a fracture with bleeding underneath it can cause enormous pressure to build up in the spinal canal and go up into the brain,” Larkins said.

    “The danger to Phil Hughes would be a combination of bleeding into the upper part of the spinal cord from the fracture.”

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    No improvement in Hughes' condition, sadly. He is still critical. Phil Simmons, whose heart stopped after he was hit by a ball, has spoken out about his support and sympathy for Hughes and his family. All state games have been cancelled as a mark of respect.

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    Cricket Australia has confirmed Phillip Hughes has passed away. Team Doctor Peter Brukner said he never regained consciousness following his injury on Tuesday. Rest in peace. #TenNews

    https://www.facebook.com/tennewssydn...type=1&theater

    RIP Phil

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    Oh, I just heard the news on the radio. How sad. Condolences to his loved ones. Rest in peace.
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    Rest peacefully, Hughesy. A promising young life, gone too soon.

    Thoughts going out to Sean Abbott, too ... worst day of his young life as well.


    The condition that killed Phillip Hughes has only been reported 100 times before and was only once before caused by a cricket ball, Australian team doctor Peter Brukner says.

    An emotional Dr Brukner said the 25-year-old suffered an "incredibly rare" vertebral artery dissection caused when a cricket ball struck his neck during a Sheffield Shield match in Sydney on Tuesday.

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    Addressing the concerns for Abbott, Australian team doctor Peter Brukner said at a press conference Wednesday night: “Obviously, what Sean has gone through has been an incredibly traumatic experience, as it has been for everyone who was present on the field that day.

    Abbott has been receiving counselling over the incident and former Test quick Stuart Clark said he understood the up and coming star was “struggling” to come to terms with the incident.

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    The family of Phillip Hughes joined his teammates as they farewelled the talented 25-year-old batsman on the hallowed turf of the Sydney Cricket Ground last night.
    Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/201...PE3aH46YqI2.99


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    'Put out your bat' is being used to mark Phil's passing and pay tribute to him everywhere. Very moving.

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    'Around 100,000 people from around the world have taken part in an online tribute to cricketer Phil Hughes by sharing their images of a bat and cap placed as a mark of respect to the player.'

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    So sad this .. such a freak accident, it looks to me like he was pretty much gone before he hit the ground
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    Israeli Cricket Umpire Dies After Deflected Ball Strikes His Chest

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    Just two days ago Australian cricketer Phil Hughes succumbed to injuries suffered when he was struck in the head by a bouncer, a dangerous and heavily regulated delivery. The debate about cricket's safety—or lack thereof—that has already begun will only get more urgent after this latest tragedy.
    story at link

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    I can't shake a feeling of deep, deep sadness about this. I am not embarrassed to admit I have shed tears for this wonderful young man and his heartbroken family.

    I grew up in Australia as a child and know just how much cricket means to that country. Heartbreaking.

    Rest in peace, Phillip Hughes.

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