SEAN ABBOTT rushed to the help of Will Pucovski after hitting him on the head with a bouncer in a chilling reminder of the Phillip Hughes incident that rocked cricket 4 years in the past.
The 26-yr-previous New South Wales bowler floored Pucovski throughout an Australian home match on Sunday with a supply just like the one which led to Hughes' tragic dying in November 2014.
Abbott was additionally the bowler on that fateful day in Sydney when his bouncer left Hughes in an induced coma earlier than he died in hospital a few days later aged 25.
Pucovski, 20, was handled for a concussion and withdrawn from the the rest of the Sheffield Defend recreation between Victoria and New South Wales at the Junction Oval in Melbourne.
Gamers from each New South Wales and Victoria have been fast to hurry to Pucovski's aspect as he sank to his knees and virtually fell ahead.
Cricket Victoria physician Trefor James stated: "Will Pucovski remained at the floor following the incident and is being handled by Cricket Victoria’s medical employees.
"Will has been dominated out of the the rest of the match and we’ll proceed to watch him over the coming days, and we will then decide a return to play plan for him."
Abbott additionally took a few moments to gather himself and Victoria caption Aaron Finch gave the shaken-up bowler some phrases of encouragement after the incident.
Pucovski was changed by all-rounder Daniel Christian earlier than the contest continued in Melbourne.
Rising star Pucovski has already dealt with a number of concussions in the previous throughout his fledgling profession.
Throughout his first-class debut final season he was hit on the head whereas fielding when the ball deviated off the floor.
He then suffered a comparable damage in a one-day recreation when batting and was pressured to go away the area.
Hughes' dying at simply 25 years previous surprised the sporting world in 2014, resulting in modifications in helmet designs as nicely as new concussion sub guidelines in Australian home video games.
An inquest in 2016 concluded that Hughes made a "minuscule misjudgement" and no blame was hooked up to Abbott.
SEAN ABBOTT rushed to the assist of Will Pucovski after hitting him on the head with a bouncer in a chilling reminder of the Phillip Hughes incident that rocked cricket 4 years in the past.