Adam Voges leaves hospital after freak accident

May 03, 2016, 08:33 IST | AFP

London: Australia’s Adam Voges has been released from hospital after suffering a bizarre head injury captaining English county side Middlesex.

Australian Adam Voges
Australian Adam Voges

Voges was struck on the back of the head on Sunday by a ball lobbed by sub fielder Ollie Rayner and missed by wicketkeeper John Simpson after a boundary hit by Hampshire’s Michael Carberry at Southampton.

The batsman was taken to hospital and ruled out of the remainder of the four-day match under new ECB safety directives dealing with suspected concussion.

But an update on Middlesex’s Twitter feed yesterday said Voges, 36, was set to watch the remainder of the match at south coast county Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl ground. “Adam saw the doctor on Sunday, who discharged him from hospital. He is feeling better, but still has a headache.

Under observation
“Adam will come over to see the rest of the team later  and we will continue to monitor him over the next few days.” Middlesex managing director of cricket Angus Fraser said: “The feeling from our physio was that he’s got concussion. It’s sad for Adam — and obviously disappointing for us, because we’re not going to have any more use of him in this game.”  

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