Imam-ul-Haq’s scans clear, to be under observation
Imam Ul Haq walks off the field. (AFP Image)

Pakistan batsman Imam Ul Haq’s scans were clear as he returned from the hospital after receiving a blow on his head. The news was confirmed by a PCB spokesperson, who added that Imam will remain under the observation of the team physio for the time being.

Imam was taken to a hospital after Lockie Ferguson’s quick bouncer, the first delivery of the 13th over, struck the grille of his helmet. Imam attempted a pull but missed it and immediately fell to the ground after dropping his bat. He retired hurt on 16.

He remained lying on the ground with his eyes closed and required a thorough examination. He soon was back on his feet but looked uncomfortable as he kept hobbling. It seemed he wanted to continue batting but umpire Shozab Raza signalled for the doctors to take him off the field.

The 22-year-old did not respond to when Fakhar Zaman tried talking to him as he lay on the ground. According to PCB, Imam was unconscious while being driven to the hospital in an ambulance.

Imam had recently returned to the side after a finger injury during the first Test against Pakistan.