25 Jan 2015

Concussed Hughes to miss cricket game

5:56 pm on 25 January 2015

Australian cricketer Daniel Hughes has been ruled out of a match this week after being concussed in an incident reminiscent of that which killed Phillip Hughes.

The NSW and Sydney Thunder batsman retired hurt without scoring for Northern District when he was struck on the neck by a bouncer in a Sydney grade game on Saturday.

Hughes was taken by ambulance to a hospital in northern Sydney having been struck beneath the helmet after he attempted to hook a delivery from new ball bowler Cameron Nupier in the match at Mark Taylor Oval.

SA and Australian batsman Phillip Hughes died in late November, two days after being felled by a Sean Abbott bouncer in identical circumstances at the SCG.

A scan cleared Daniel Hughes of any serious damage and he was released after a couple of hours.

However, he was diagnosed with concussion and has been withdrawn from the NSW team to play WA in a Futures League fixture starting at Blacktown in western Sydney on Monday.

- AAP -