BBL: Melbourne Stars batter struck on head in training session, rushed to hospital | Cricket News

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NEW DELHI: Australian wicketkeeper-batter Sam Harper, who plays for Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League, got involved in a scary incident after being struck on the head during team’s training session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday.
Harper suffered a serious blow to the head while batting in the nets and was subsequently rushed to the hospital.
Soon after the incident, stretcher arrived at the nets as Harper was taken to the hospital in an ambulance in stable condition.
The 27-year-old will undergo scans overnight.
Harper’s club said in a statement that they will provide updates about the player’s health as and when they get the reports.
“Sam Harper was struck in the head whilst batting at training this evening at the MCG and subsequently taken to hospital in a stable condition.
“We ask that you respect his privacy at this time. The club will provide further updates when they come to hand,” said Melbourne Stars in a statement.
Harper was training ahead of the team’s clash against Sydney Sixers when he was hit on the head while batting in the nets.
A report in ESPNcricinfo said the cricketer attempted to play a cross-bat shot and got hit on the chin, “with the ball lodging under the grill of his helmet, causing a severe cut near his throat”.
The report added that Melbourne Stars immediately called off the training session.
In January, 2020, Harper had suffered a serious concussion in the BBL when he collided with Hobart Hurricanes’ Nathan Ellis and had to be taken to hospital, said the report.
(With inputs from PTI)

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