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CPL 2019: Jamaica Tallawahs' Andre Russell cleared of serious injury after receiving head blow during clash against St Lucia Zouks

  • Reuters
  • September 13th, 2019
  • 16:27:48 IST

West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has been cleared of serious injury after being hit in the helmet and carted off the ground during a Caribbean Premier League match on Thursday, organisers said.

The Jamaica Tallawahs player was struck near the right ear when attempting to pull a short ball by St Lucia Zouks paceman Hardus Viljoen and ended up leaving the field on a stretcher in a neck brace.

CPL organisers said Andre Russell had been cleared by scans at hospital. Image: Twitter @CPL

CPL organisers said Andre Russell had been cleared by scans at hospital. Image: Twitter @CPL

CPL organisers said the 31-year-old had been cleared by scans at hospital.

“Under the doctor’s advice he has headed back to the team hotel with his wife and a member of the Tallawahs medical team to rest and recover,” the league said on Twitter.

Australia’s Phillip Hughes died after being struck with a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield match in Sydney in 2014.

In the ongoing Ashes series, fellow Australian Steve Smith was floored by a short Jofra Archer delivery in the second Test at Lord’s.

Smith returned to bat after a concussion test but was later ruled out of the third match at Headingley.

Updated Date: September 13, 2019 16:27:48 IST

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