Watch: Hit On Head By Powerful Straight Drive, Bowler Sustains Horrific Injury

Updated: 10 July 2017 11:34 IST

Nottinghamshire's Luke Fletcher was rushed to hospital. The incident left players from both team in complete shock, with Samit Patel breaking down as team coach Peter Moores addressed the players.

Watch: Hit On Head By Powerful Straight Drive, Bowler Sustains Horrific Injury
Fletcher was kept at hospital overnight as a precautionary measure. © Twitter

Nottinghamshire bowler Luke Fletcher suffered a freak injury after being struck on the head by Birmingham batsman Sam Hain's powerful straight drive during T20 Blast at Edgbaston on Saturday. The 28-year-old pacer crashed to the ground and was helped off the field with a towel covering his head. Fletcher was then rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in the city. The incident left players from both team in complete shock, with Samit Patel breaking down as Nottinghamshire coach Peter Moores addressed the players. Play was resumed after a 30-minute break.

England international Jake Ball tweeted a photo of his teammate in an ambulance taking oxygen.

Fletcher was kept at hospital overnight as a precautionary measure and was released on Sunday. Taking to Twitter, he thanked everyone for messages of support.

Fletcher's side, however, was beaten in the North Group match by six wickets after Birmingham reached their victory target of 159 off the final ball.

Topics : Cricket
Highlights
  • Fletcher was hit on the head on Saturday
  • Sam Hain's powerful straight drive landed Fletcher in the hospital
  • The incident occurred in the T20 Blast at Edgbaston
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