Australian cricketer Sean Abbott, whose tragic bouncer struck and killed batsman Phillip Hughes in 2014, has had any other one of his deliveries strike a batsman at the helmet.
On this instance Abbott’s emerging ball hit 20-year-old Will Pucovski throughout a Sheffield Shield fit on Sunday. The Victorian batsman was once pressured to retire after being struck at the helmet.
Pucovski fell to the ground after the blow and required remedy for a bunch of mins earlier than gingerly getting again to his ft and being helped off the pitch by means of scientific team of workers.
Abbott was once obviously impacted by means of the incident at Melbourne’s Junction Oval and took a bunch of mins earlier than he regained enough composure to bowl as soon as once more as Pucovski confirmed the consequences of his damage.
A 2016 coroner’s inquest discovered that Hughes made a “minuscule misjudgement” earlier than being hit within the neck by means of the supply and Abbott was once not at all in charge for the previous Test batsman’s death.
It isn’t the primary time Pucovski has suffered a head damage whilst on the crease. On his debut he suffered concussion after being hit within the head by means of a ball whilst fielding.
“Will Pucovski remained at the ground following the incident and is being treated by Cricket Victoria’s medical staff,” Cricket Victoria physician Trefor James mentioned.
“Will has been ruled out of the remainder of the match and we will continue to monitor him over the coming days, and we can then determine a return to play plan for him.”
Cricket Australia offered concussion substitutions in home video games following suggestions made by means of an unbiased investigation into the death of Hughes.