Craig Kieswetter © Getty Images
Craig Kieswetter © Getty Images

 

Craig Kieswetter suffered a serious eye injury after a cricket ball hit him in the face, in a LV= County Championship match  between Somerset and Northamptonshire.  The batsman suffered the injury when he mistimed a pull shot and the ball went through the helmet.

 

Kieswetter was immediately attended to by doctors and forced to retire hurt as blood came gushing from his face. The Somerset batsman had scored just 14 runs, when he was struck by a David Willey delivery.

 

The former England cricketer, who was part of the team that won the T20 World Cup in 2010, posted a photo of his face after the injury on his Twitter account.