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    Phil Hughes knocked out by bouncer at SCG and in critical condition



    BATSMAN Phil Hughes is receiving “the best possible medical care” after emerging from surgery.
    He remains in a critical condition.

    A hospital spokesman confirmed Hughes had suffered a head injury and that he was rushed into surgery after scans were taken.

    “He arrived in a critical condition and remains in a critical condition,” the spokeman said.

    “I understand he was ventilated at the scene, and arrived at St Vincent’s on life support, then underwent scans and surgery.”

    It will reportedly be 24-48 hours before the outcome of the surgery is clear.

    Hughes arrived at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital in an induced coma at 3:30pm after being struck on the head by a bouncer at the SCG earlier this afternoon while playing for South Australia in the Bupa Sheffield Shield match at the SCG.

    There were distressing scenes at the SCG, as the Test hopeful and former Australian batsman was knocked out by a bouncer and stretchered from the ground at 2:23pm.

    Former Australian paceman Trent Copeland, who was at the ground, said:

    “Immediately you could tell there was something wrong. The players around him were freaking out.

    “It was not nice. Very ugly.”

    At least three ambulances and a helicopter were on hand to treat the 25-year-old and transport him to St Vincent’s Hospital. He was reportedly breathing with some assistance when he left the ground.

    Australian captain Michael Clarke was one of the first people to arrive at the hospital and is comforting Hughes’s sister and mother Virginia who were at the SCG today.
    The opposing Blues players rushed in to help their former teammate and called for medical help from the dressing rooms when Hughes was felled by a bouncer by Sean Abbott when trying to execute a pull shot.

    Doctors attempted to resuscitate the South Australia batsman on the wicket and stopped the medical van on the boundary to continue treatment soon after.
    The NSW Blues released a statement saying Hughes had been taken to hospital via ambulance.

    “A full statement on his condition will me made once assessed by doctors,” it read.

    Meanwhile the South Australia Cricket Association has issued the following statement:

    “On behalf of the SACA Board and administration, our thoughts and prayers are with Phil Hughes and his family at this time.

    Phil suffered an injury to his head from a delivery

    Phil has been taken to hospital in Sydney and has been accompanied by family members and SACA General Manager High Performance, Tim Nielsen.”

    Mr Nielsen also issued a brief statement outside St Vincent’s Hospital, repeating the news that the results of the surgery would not be known for 24-48 hours.

    Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland addressed the media in Melbourne, saying: “All we know is that it is serious and that he’s fortunate to be in the best possible place right now with experts all around him.”

    Mr Sutherland said he had received numerous messages of support, including from the New Zealand team which is currently touring the United Arab Emirates.

    Hughes was given CPR on the stretcher as he came off the field, with Australian opener David Warner alongside him.

    He was taken to the edge of the field, where a sheet was erected so spectators could not see him receiving treatment.

    Hoping to press his case for a place in next week’s first Test against India, the opener had scored a composed 63 off 161 balls and looked good before he was hit on the helmet and transported from the ground on a medicab.
    The incident occurred at 2.23pm AEDT and play was officially abandoned.

    Hughes had been leaving short balls, but had a go at one from Abbott and misjudged it, and was hit in the head.
    Hughes had been pushing hard for a berth in the first Test squad to face India in Brisbane.

    He had scored 170 runs at 42.50 in three Sheffield Shield matches this season.
    Hughes has amassed 1,535 runs in 26 Test matches, dating back to 2009.

    Hailing from Macksville on the north coast of NSW, Hughes moved to South Australia last season in a bid to reinvigorate his international career.
    — with The Daily Telegraph

    Phil Hughes knocked out by bouncer at SCG

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    Jesus Willy,

    I just viewed that on ninensn.

    Fukin shocker, got him right under his visor, real bad stuff.

    The bowler and every one is devastated.

    Just hope the poor bugger pulls through EH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    real bad stuff.
    Yep.

    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    The bowler and every one is devastated.
    Indeed so, no one wants or expects this sort of thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    Just hope the poor bugger pulls through EH.
    Hell, yep.

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    Disadvantaged by being a Yank. I saw "bouncer" and immediately thought some Neanderthal outside the door of a club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Disadvantaged by being a Yank. I saw "bouncer" and immediately thought some Neanderthal outside the door of a club.
    Different to baseball, in cricket bowling the ball deliberately at the player's head is totally acceptable play and a common tactic.

    The helmets are good, as are thee batsmen at avoiding them, but sometimes a freak ball will slip by the batsman and his helmet.
    The ball is rock hard and probably moving at 80mph when it hit.

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    ^^ I thought the same too, bet the guy wish he had gone clubbing now

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    I got it as soon as I read it. I still recall having crossed in front of the goal during a lacrosse game and getting hit in the neck, just under the helmet, with a full force goal shot from about 3 meters away. I talked funny for months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Disadvantaged by being a Yank. I saw "bouncer" and immediately thought some Neanderthal outside the door of a club.
    Me too. I got 3/4 through the report before I realised my mistake.

    Hope you pull through fella.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Disadvantaged by being a Yank. I saw "bouncer" and immediately thought some Neanderthal outside the door of a club.
    Ironically my favourite Australian left handed batsman was killed by a night club bouncer.....

    Lets hope Hughes pulls through eh.... I'd like to see him in Australia's next ashes squad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    The helmets are good, as are thee batsmen at avoiding them, but sometimes a freak ball will slip by the batsman and his helmet.
    Back in the old days guys like Gary Sobers used to play bouncers wearing nothing but a cloth cap...but it is very sad....hope he comes through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    Jesus Willy,

    I just viewed that on ninensn.

    Fukin shocker, got him right under his visor, real bad stuff.
    It hit him in the back of the neck.

    A serious injury, but this seems a bit excessive.

    BBC Sport - Phil Hughes: Australia players to be given counselling after injury
    Players who saw batsman Phil Hughes collapse on the pitch after being hit on the head will be given counselling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Bayliss View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    The helmets are good, as are thee batsmen at avoiding them, but sometimes a freak ball will slip by the batsman and his helmet.
    Back in the old days guys like Gary Sobers used to play bouncers wearing nothing but a cloth cap...but it is very sad....hope he comes through.
    There were not too many helmets around in Sobers day...no cricketers wore them Brucie.

    The only guys that I can remember in the modern game that did not use them were RR and Viv from the WI.

    Anyway, I hope the poor lad pulls through. he is a bloody good cricketer.

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    A busted vein ?

    Artery ?




    No, has had surgery to relieve pressure to his brain
    Last edited by helge; 26-11-2014 at 02:35 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    The helmets are good, as are thee batsmen at avoiding them, but sometimes a freak ball will slip by the batsman and his helmet.
    The ball is rock hard and probably moving at 80mph when it hit.

    More like 95 mph (from a decent fast bowler). Thompson and Lillee would get pretty darn close to 100 mph.

    Good luck to Hughes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by runner View Post
    it hit him in the back of the neck.

    A serious injury, but this seems a bit excessive.

    BBC Sport - Phil Hughes: Australia players to be given counselling after injury
    Players who saw batsman Phil Hughes collapse on the pitch after being hit on the head will be given counselling.
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    Not really. Watching some collapse, go into convulsions from a cardiac arrest and brain injury, CPR for 30 minutes and then helicoptor off the field in uncertain condition is not pleasant.



    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Bayliss View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    The helmets are good, as are thee batsmen at avoiding them, but sometimes a freak ball will slip by the batsman and his helmet.
    Back in the old days guys like Gary Sobers used to play bouncers wearing nothing but a cloth cap....
    And? Are you suggesting that Gary Sobers is tougher? Bit of a silly comment, Bruce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palexxxx View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    The helmets are good, as are thee batsmen at avoiding them, but sometimes a freak ball will slip by the batsman and his helmet.
    The ball is rock hard and probably moving at 80mph when it hit.

    More like 95 mph (from a decent fast bowler). Thompson and Lillee would get pretty darn close to 100 mph.

    Good luck to Hughes.

    Ball loses 10-20% of it's pace once it hits the pitch.

    ^^^ and Bruce,stop being suck a fucking wank.
    I suppose Chris Cairns would have hit it for six.......


    ^^^^^^ Runner, be a good sock and fuck off.
    If you played a sport and saw an opponent in critical condition from your actions you'd just head to the bar and toast the win Eh?
    Cvnt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    Are you suggesting that Gary Sobers is tougher?
    Not at all, just stating a fact.
    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    Bruce,stop being suck a fucking wank.
    I suppose Chris Cairns would have hit it for six.......
    What are you on? Ewen Chatfield got hit by John Lever (MCC) at Eden Park years ago...that was scare shit as well...Lance Cairns also got hit...but just had a bad headache.
    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    Cvnt.
    Dickhead

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    Bruce,stop being suck a fucking wank.
    I suppose Chris Cairns would have hit it for six.....
    I suppose this guy is wanking as well...you Neville
    Bouncers simply a part of cricket, says McCullum | Stuff.co.nz
    The dangers of short-pitched bowling are simply part of cricket, Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum says.

    McCullum made the comment today after Australia batsman Phil Hughes was struck down by a bouncer in a first class match in Sydney yesterday.

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    Not really. Watching some collapse, go into convulsions from a cardiac arrest and brain injury, CPR for 30 minutes and then helicoptor off the field in uncertain condition is not pleasant.
    these things happen and unpleasantness is all part of life, how on earth can wrapping people in cotton wool and giving them "counselling" help, it just leaves them even less capable of dealing with the next situation.

    i read the other day that supermarkets in the uk are to cover up newspapers on display so that children walking by are not upset and traumatised by seeing the headlines. how pathetic is that, they are just ensuring that those kids will grow up incapable of dealing with the bad stuff that life will throw at them.

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    These things happen, cancelling other games is just silly.....

    Did the Premier League cancel games when Mark Vivien Foe dropped dead on the pitch?

    If the players feel they need counselling then so be it, they can deal with it how they see fit, nothing wrong with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    Not really. Watching some collapse, go into convulsions from a cardiac arrest and brain injury, CPR for 30 minutes and then helicoptor off the field in uncertain condition is not pleasant.
    these things happen and unpleasantness is all part of life, how on earth can wrapping people in cotton wool and giving them "counselling" help, it just leaves them even less capable of dealing with the next situation.

    i read the other day that supermarkets in the uk are to cover up newspapers on display so that children walking by are not upset and traumatised by seeing the headlines. how pathetic is that, they are just ensuring that those kids will grow up incapable of dealing with the bad stuff that life will throw at them.
    If they did that here, the kids wouldn't be able to see pictures of Palestinians with their heads blown off.

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    When I read the thread title, I assumed SCG was a night club (and Phil Hughes a British football player ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
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    it hit him in the back of the neck.

    A serious injury, but this seems a bit excessive.

    BBC Sport - Phil Hughes: Australia players to be given counselling after injury
    Players who saw batsman Phil Hughes collapse on the pitch after being hit on the head will be given counselling.
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    Not really. Watching some collapse, go into convulsions from a cardiac arrest and brain injury, CPR for 30 minutes and then helicoptor off the field in uncertain condition is not pleasant.
    I watched my own husband die of a heart attack. Nobody offered me counselling.

    Before the undertaker arrived the police did come round and rolled him over on the floor to check that I hadn't stabbed him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    I saw "bouncer" and immediately thought some Neanderthal outside the door of a club.
    Yes, the headline should have read, 'knocked out with a bouncer', to avoid the confusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock View Post
    Lets hope Hughes pulls through eh.... I'd like to see him in Australia's next ashes squad.
    Save your jibes until he does eh Bob

    Still keeping everything crossed for Philip. Very sad stuff.

    I have a feeling there are helmet companies around the world scrambling to have helmets with padding that goes down to the neck on the market in the very near future.

    This incident has the cricket world in shock and will no doubt be a game changer of some kind

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