Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise
Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise

Australian Cricketer Phil Hughes Is Dead

Australian pro cricket player Phil Hughes is dead, days after suffering a severe head injury due to being struck by a bouncer thrown by New South Wales bowler Sean Abbott.

Doctors say the delivery caused Hughes's vertebral artery to rupture:

Australian team doctor Peter Brukner told a press conference Thursday that Hughes suffered a "massive bleed into his brain" during the game on Tuesday afternoon.

He said the ball hit the side of his neck and, "as a result of that blow, his vertebral artery was compressed by the ball. That caused the artery to split and for bleeding to go up into the brain. And he had a massive bleed into his brain. This is frequently fatal at the time."

Advertisement

Hughes was 25.

Advertisement

Share This Story

Get our newsletter