Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died in hospital, two days after he was struck in the head by a cricket ball while playing in a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died in hospital. Leave your tributes.
Two of the most tragic events within Australian cricket in just over the past decade have involved catastrophic head injuries. Three men witnessed both.
On June 25, 2013, the Australian cricket team had its first training session under its new coach Darren Lehmann in Taunton, Somerset. Mickey Arthur had been sacked, Michael Clarke had stood down as a selector, and an Ashes series was two weeks away. Turmoil? Disarray? Nobody had told Phillip Hughes.
Famed Fairfax cricket writer Peter Roebuck was there when Phillip Hughes announced himself on the international stage with a century in both innings of his second Test.
Cricket is but a minor issue when compared to the loss felt by Phillip Hughes' family, teammates and friends. But the sport is still the poorer for Hughes missing the chance to prove he belonged at the top level.
Junior cricket clubs have called for the introduction of a compulsory time out after any hit to the head, and warned parents and members of the need for young players to wear a helmet.
Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died at the age of 25 after being struck in the head by a bouncer at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday.
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Stricken cricketer Phillip Hughes is breathing only with the assistance of medical technology after he was struck by a bouncer that damaged a major artery in the back of his head, according to broadcaster Alan Jones.
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