Posted: 26 November, 2014
Cricket NSW boss Andrew Jones gives us an update on Phillip Hughes
Phillip Hughes playing for Australia against Pakistan in 2010 Photo: Getty Images
On Tuesday, Australian Test batsman Phillip Hughes was put in a critical condition and taken to hospital after being hit by a bouncer at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
He was playing in a Sheffield Shield match for South Australia when he was struck by a short delivery from NSW paceman Sean Abbott.
Phillip Hughes struck by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield match at the SCG on Tuesday Photo: Twitter
Cricket NSW boss Andrew Jones said Hughes had stabilised overnight.
"He remains critical but stable he'll have scans later this morning just to check exactly what's going on and the extent of any injuries," he told Triple M Brisbane's Grill Team.
He admitted the incident shook up Phillip Hughes' teammates has they struggled to come to terms with the horrible accident.
"They’re doing it tough, they were pretty shaken up yesterday," he said.
"They were the first responders if you like… first guys on the scene of what was effectively to a horrible accident.
"They were shaken up, so we will be bringing them together shortly to check in and see how everyone is and make sure everyone has counselling and all the support they need." Listen to the full audio below.
Cricket NSW Boss On Triple M
Cricket Australia Statement
Cricket Australia Chief Executive Officer James Sutherland today extended his best wishes to Southern Redbacks batsman Hughes who was injured in today’s Sheffield Shield match against New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Sutherland said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with Phillip Hughes right now. We are also thinking of his family, team mates and friends in the Australian cricket family.
“His welfare is our highest priority . We’re also naturally concerned about all of those involved in today’s game and will be giving them our utmost support.”
Australian Cricketers’ Association Chief Executive Officer Alastair Nicholson also sent his support to Hughes.
"We were obviously shocked to learn of the seriousness of the incident involving Phillip.
"While we have faith that he's receiving the best available treatment, the situation will impact his family, friends, and those directly involved on the field.
"The ACA is therefore working closely with CA to arrange the appropriate counselling for those affected. Naturally our thoughts are with him and we wish him well from all the ACA members."
The Cricket world is in shock after Phillip Hughes was rushed to hospital in a critical condition.