Phillip Hughes © Getty Images
Phillip Hughes was a probable for Australia’s Test series against India © Getty Images

Nov 25, 2014

Phil Hughes was injured by a Sean Abbott bouncer during a Sheffield Shield match between West End Redbacks and New South Wales. Such was the gravity of his injury, that a helicopter was brought to the ground to transport Hughes to the hospital.

Looking to press his case for a recall to the Test side, the South Australian opener, who was wearing a helmet, had scored a composed 63 when he was hit by a ball from Sean Abbott while attempting a pull shot.

Television images showed him standing dazed, looking at his feet before crashing face-first onto the pitch. New South Wales players and the umpires quickly rushed to his side and called for help immediately.

After the unfortunate event, several people in the cricket community expressed their condolonces and wished Hughes a speedy recovery.

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