After sustaining severe head injury from a bouncer strike, Phillip Hughes dies

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes was struck by a bouncer on Tuesday afternoon which put him in coma. Hughes died on Thursday morning.

hidden November 27, 2014 12:59:56 IST
After sustaining severe head injury from a bouncer strike, Phillip Hughes dies
After sustaining severe head injury from a bouncer strike Phillip Hughes dies

A combination of photos show Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes after he was struck in the head by a bouncer during day one of the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and South Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground on 25 November in Sydney. Getty Images

After sustaining severe head injury from a bouncer strike Phillip Hughes dies

Phillip Hughes collapsed on the ground after being hit by the ball. The cricketer was knocked out after the ball made impact under his helmet, behind his left ear. Getty Images

After sustaining severe head injury from a bouncer strike Phillip Hughes dies

Hughes had been in critical condition in intensive care since Tuesday afternoon, with Australian captain Michael Clarke, vice-captain Brad Haddin and opener David Warner among the devastated players on hand to show their support. Getty Images

After sustaining severe head injury from a bouncer strike Phillip Hughes dies

An unconscious Hughes surrounded by his team mates on Tuesday afternoon soon after the injury at Sydney Cricket Ground. Getty images

After sustaining severe head injury from a bouncer strike Phillip Hughes dies

Officials immediately took the injured Hughes away. He was wearing a helmet, but the ball hit a gap beyond the grill to the back left, behind his ear. Cricketers are often hit but even hospitalization is rare. Getty images

 

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