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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

On field injury - Moises Henriques and Rory Burns nasty collide ....

For  40 terrifying minutes on Sunday, English cricket held its breath after a sickening collision between two Surrey fielders. The crowd of 8,500 at Arundel were left stunned after Moises Henriques and Rory Burns were knocked unconscious after running into each other at high speed going for the same catch.

A skier – a mishit, is dangerous – not for the batsman – more for the fielder running in – who can mistime it – some have misjudged it badly, ending up in landing on body ….. in Australia, a mishit of David Warner soared – ever effervescent Suresh Raina went for it, took it splendidly, only to be collided on by IrfanPathan – fortunately, both escaped without injury.  In a different way, Phil Hughes lost his life after being struck by a bouncer.  In 1976, the slinger Jeff Thomson collided with Alan Turner and dislocated his right collarbone, and perhaps was never the same on his return !

Another Aussie is in news  ~ MoisesHenriques suffered a broken jaw in three places and Rory Burns facial injuries after the two collided in a sickening blow that saw both left unconscious and hospitalised and Surrey's match against Sussex at Arundel abandoned after 18.4 overs. UntilSteffanPiolet top-edged an innocuous Tom Curran delivery into the offside, it was an unremarkable afternoon at Arundel. But as Burns, running in from deep cover and Henriques, peddling back from point, collided at pace and with their eyes on the ball, completely unaware of the other's locality, its entire complexion changed.

MoisesConstantinoHenriques, born in Portugal played for Sunrisers Hyderabad [was part of more teams earlier].  He has so far played in 3 Tests, 6 One dayers and 4 T20s.  MoisesHenriques was so young when he first came into the New South Wales squad that he could train only in school holidays and often had to catch a taxi to practice. After starring as captain of Australia's Under-19 side - he first made the team as a 16-year-old - with 16 World Cup wickets in Sri Lanka at 10.62 and 150 runs at 37.5.  A 187cm opening bowler, Henriques is the youngest player to collect ten wickets in a Sydney first-grade match.  Do you know that he made his debut at Chepauk in Test no. 2074 in Feb 2013, which India won by 8 wickets.  He made 68 and 81 not out.Now he is in news for that broken jaw after horror collision with Rory Burns with both players rushed to hospital after going for a catch at high speed.

Surrey players Rory Burns and MoisesHenriques collided going for a catch - Physios rushed to the players' aid and three ambulances came on to the pitch.  Henriques suffered suspected broken jaw, Burns had cuts to his head and eye.  Surrey's game with Sussex was abandoned.  Henriques suffered a broken jaw, Burns cuts to his head and eye. It needed three ambulances to tend to them and both were given oxygen and put on intravenous drips.

Surrey CCC posted an update on Twitter  saying: 'Latest news on the two boys…… both Rory and Moises are in decent shape following their operations overnight..further updates later in the day.' Both players were looking into the sky at the ball and didn't see the other one coming. Henriques was struck by his team-mate's knee before both fell face down, with medical staff from each clubs quickly out onto the pitch who were soon joined by an off-duty doctor who had been watching the match - Once they collided, Burns lay motionless, with thoughts inevitably drifting to the tragic death of Australia batsman Phil Hughes in Sydney seven months ago.

For the father of 24-year-old Burns, who was watching from the stands, it must have been terrifying. One piece of misinformation circulating was that Henriques was receiving CPR. Thankfully, rumour was quickly replaced by the sight of Henriques and Burns both sitting upright and giving the thumbs up as they were lifted into ambulances and taken to nearby St Richard's Hospital in Chichester.After the collision, in which Henriques is believed to have also lost teeth, the game was called off…… and at hospital  the injured players  were snapped holding hands in a show of support.

Umpire Alex Wharf and his colleague Jeremy Lloyds decided to abandon the match after consulting players from both teams, including Kevin Pietersen on his last outing for Surrey.Wharf said: 'It was a horrific situation for everyone involved — the players and the spectators who were close to the incident. We consulted with the ECB and the captains and there was never any chance of the game continuing.' Sussex's Craig Cachopa, who was batting when his partner SteffanPiolet top-edged Surrey bowler Tom Curran into the offside which led to the collision, said: 'It was horrible to see. I don't deal with those situations well so I came straight off but the decision to call the match off was the right one.'

Latest news is that Rory and Moises are both in good spirits in hospital..Rory is waiting to have stitches on head and facial injuries..Moises has broken his jaw in three places and is waiting to have an operation..dental surgery  is to follow…

With regards – S. Sampathkumar

16th June 2015.

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