Phillip Hughes remains critical

Phillip Hughes  remains critical

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes remains in critical condition and had more scans on Wednesday after undergoing emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain at a Sydney hospital.

The batsman suffered a severe head injury when he was struck by a ball during a domestic match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday. Cricket Australia (CA) have called off the current round of Sheffield Shield matches out of respect for Hughes, while news of the accident stunned the global cricket community and prompted a huge wave of sympathy for the player who has played 26 Tests.

“Hughes continues to receive the best possible medical care. The thoughts of his team mates and the wider cricket community are with Phillip and his family and friends,” CA official Pat Howard said in a statement on Wednesday.

“We’ve spoken to players and the Australian Cricketers Association, and given how players across the country are feeling right now, it’s just not the day to be playing cricket and we understand that. We are continuing to offer all players and match officials counselling and support at this difficult time,” added Howard, who is CA’s Executive General Manager of Team Performance.

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