Nottinghamshire bowler Luke Fletcher suffers sickening blow to the head; watch video

Luke Fletcher, who was hit by a straight drive from Sam Hain, took the help of a physio to walk off the pitch. He was immediately taken to a hospital where the doctors said that he has suffered a concussion.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 10, 2017 2:50 pm
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Nottinghamshire bowler Luke Fletcher was struck in the head with such a strong force by a ball during the T20 Blast tournament match against Birmingham taking place in Edgbaston that he started bleeding.

The 28-year-old bowler, who was hit by a straight drive from Sam Hain, took the help of a physio to walk off the pitch. He was immediately taken to a hospital where the doctors said that he has suffered a concussion.

Players from both the teams looked shaken from the unexpected incident as most of them can be seen cupping hands around their mouths in shock. There was a 30-minute delay in the match, which was eventually won by Birmingham by 6 wickets.

Fletcher later thanked his well-wishers from the hospital for their support.

Notts head coach Peter Moores said after the match, “The lads were shaken up. I mean, one of your mates has just gone down. We all sat in there [the dressing room] for 20 minutes. A few lads were struggling a bit, but it seemed the right decision to go back and carry the game on.

“Credit to the umpires, they gave us that half-hour to decide what we were going to do.”

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