Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Aussie cricket star in coma after being hit by ball (VIDEO)

Australian cricketer Phil Hughes is in critical condition after being struck in the head by a ball during a match at the Sydney Cricket Ground Tuesday.

The 25-year-old South Australia batsman was knocked unconscious and reportedly stopped breathing as doctors attempted to resuscitate him on the field after being hit by the "bouncer" on the side of his head, according to BBC.

A medivac helicopter landed on the field, but Hughes would eventually be taken to the hospital in an ambulance. He's currently in a medically-induced coma following surgery for a head injury.

A bouncer is a type of delivery in cricket that often results in the hard ball flying toward the batsman's head at over 100 mph. It's heavily regulated due to its chances for injury.

Hughes staggered a bit before collapsing face first on the pitch after he was hit by the ball bowled by New South Wales' Sean Abbott during day one of the Sheffield Shield.

WARNING: Video might be disturbing to some.

Pray for a speedy and healthy recovery.

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