Caribbean Premier League: Andre Russell stretchered off after suffering head injury

13 Septembre, 2019, 13:30 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Andre Russell head injury Watch Jamaican all-rounder gets hit by vicious Hardus Viljoen bouncer

The swashbuckling all-rounder from West Indies Andre Russel suffered a major blow which led to him being taken off the ground on a stretcher during the Carribean Premier League (CPL) game between Jamaica Tallawahs and St Lucia Zouks at the Sabina Park in Jamaica, on Thursday.

The impact of the ball was such that Russell immediately went to the ground before the surrounding players helped him remove the helmet.

Andre Russell got retire hurt after the blow. It appeared that there was no neck guard on Russell's helmet. Zouks pacer Hardus Viljoen had bowled a short ball, and the ball struck Russell's helmet near the right ear.

The incident took place in the 14th over, after Russell, batting on zero, failed to connect with a pull.

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However, a medical confirmation from the franchise confirmed that the cricketer has not suffered any serious injury. When the medical team rushed in to check on Russell, the batsman looked dazed but stood up on his feet.

Caribbean Premier League organisers now have confirmed the 31-year-old had been cleared by scans at the hospital.

Andre Russell head injury: The Jamaican all-rounder was hit in the head by a vicious bouncer from St Lucia's overseas fast bowler.

Meanwhile, Rahkeem Cornwall continued his fine start to the CPL season as he and Andre Fletcher did the bulk of the work to send the Zouks powering past the Tallawahs' 170/5 with five wickets and 20 balls to spare.

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