Mumbai's Abhishek Nayar "is out of danger" after suffering a head injury while fielding on day one of the Ranji Trophy semi-final cricket match against holders Karnataka at the Chinnaswamy Stadium yesterday.

Abhishek Nayar
Abhishek Nayar 

He was later admitted to a Bengaluru hospital. "Nayar had lost consciousness for some time and then failed to recognise people after hurting his head. He was taken to the hospital and CT scan was done which cleared him.

He is out of danger now but has been kept under observation for a day," said Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) Joint Secretary Nitin Dalal after speaking to the team management in Bengaluru, where the match is being played.

The ambidextrous all-rounder, who bats left handed and bowls medium pace with right hand, lost balance when he attempted to throw at the stumps after swooping on the ball off his own bowling and his head hit the turf as he went on a tumble.

TV replays showed him lying on the ground for some time when he was attended to and then he completed the over before leaving the field and was taken to the hospital.