Former Test batsman Phil Hughes remains in a medically-induced coma in intensive care following emergency surgery after a bouncer bowl struck his skull during a match at the Sydney Cricket Ground yesterday afternoon.
Cricket Australia’s Bupa Support Team Doctor, Dr Peter Brukner said it was a traumatic day for cricket and the Hughes family.
“Phillip is receiving the best possible medical care. The thoughts of his teammates and the wider cricket community are with Phil and his family and friends at this difficult time. We ask that you kindly respect the family’s wishes for privacy.”
Hughes was being considered by the national selectors to replace Michael Clarke for next week’s first Test against India at the Gabba.
Australian and international celebrities have taken to Twitter to rally behind the injured sportsman. Here are just some of the many well wishes being tweeted.
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) November 25, 2014
— Mike Baird (@mikebairdMP) November 25, 2014
Absolutely shattered for Hughsey but know he is strong and always fights!! Thoughts and prays with his family #ThoughtsWithHughesy
— Ryan Harris (@r_harris413) November 25, 2014
Never have I met a stronger more determined person. Fight hard my little brother like I know you can. Love you
— Daniel Smith (@13DSmith) November 25, 2014
Thoughts & prayers go out to Phil Hughes with that horrible incident. Hoping for a speedy recovery
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) November 25, 2014
Just heard the news about Phil Hughes, thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. Hang in there buddy, we are all fighting with u !!!
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) November 25, 2014
Awful news about Australian cricketer Phil Hughes – hit on the head by a bouncer today and very seriously ill. Praying for him.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 25, 2014
— PETER HELLIAR (@pjhelliar) November 25, 2014
Thoughts are with my little mate Hughsy and his family. He is a fighter and a champion and he will get through this. Praying for you buddy.
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) November 25, 2014
— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) November 25, 2014
Very sad to hear news about Phil Hughes. Everyone involved @nrl sends their best wishes to Phil & his family. We are all thinking of you.
— Dave Smith (@DaveSmithNRL) November 25, 2014
Can't believe what has happened at the SCG with #PhilHughes My thoughts are with him and his family
— Christopher Wright (@wrighty_c88) November 25, 2014
— Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) November 25, 2014
Awful news about Phil Hughes. Fight hard, everyone's thoughts are with you and your family.
— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) November 25, 2014
Are thoughts are with Phil Hughes and his family.
— Ian Botham (@BeefyBotham) November 25, 2014
Thoughts with Phil Hughes and family & friends. Hope he will be ok. Also thinking of bowler Sean Abbott – uncontrollable outcome #BupaSS
— Melanie Wright (@mel_wright) November 25, 2014
Thoughts and prayers with Phil Hughes all the way. Fight it out mate. You are a top man. All the strength goes out to you and your family.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 25, 2014
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) November 25, 2014
All our thoughts and prayers with Phil Hughes I know how dangerous horror and painful it can b,may almighty ALLAH help him to come out of it
— Ahmad Shahzad (@iamAhmadshahzad) November 25, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with phil and his family! He is a great fighter and a great young man!
— Darren Lehmann (@darren_lehmann) November 25, 2014
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