Peter Nevill has injured his cheek bones after being hit by the bat    Getty Images
Peter Nevill has injured his cheek bones after being hit by the bat Getty Images

After getting injured in a horrible manner during a recent game in Big Bash League (BBL), Peter Nevill will be provided with further medical assistance on his injured jaw. Nevill, who was keeping for Melbourne Renegades, was hit in the face by the flying bat of Adelaide Strikers Brad Hodge. Nevill suffered a swollen face immediately after the unfortunate incident and was taken to the Adelaide Oval hospital for suspect fractures. However, the initial scans could not reveal any definite proof of the 31-year-old having a hairline fracture. He will now be scanned once again to ascertain no presence of massive internal injury.

Peter is doing well, Melbourne Renegades’ physio Nick Adcock revealed to The Guardian. Initial scans were inconclusive as to whether there is a hairline fracture or whether swelling was due to a burst blood vessel. Peter will have further reviews with specialists and scans in Sydney this week and pending these follow-ups, we expect he will make a quick recovery. Hodge said about the bat slipping out of his hand to injure Nevill, If you have brand new gloves they have got like this powdery feel to it and it [the bat] just slipped straight out of my hands. I have never seen anything like it at all. I have seen things where bats have gone flying but never hit anyone.

Watch: Peter Nevill gets hit on face by Brad Hodge s flying bat

Talking about Nevill s replacement in the team, Renegades coach Andrew McDonald said, We haven t got many other options at the moment. It will be about tomorrow sitting down and trying to see if there are any keepers out there. We ve seen a lot of list changes this season and there s been a lot of players involved in the Big Bash so there may not be a lot out there.