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Australian cricketer Joe Mennie struck on head, suffers fractured skull, brain bleed

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Published Jan 26, 2017, 10:27 am IST
Updated Jan 26, 2017, 10:31 am IST
Joe Mennie was struck by a ball hit by Sydney Sixers teammate Michael Lumb in the nets.
Joe Mennie, who made his test debut for Australia against South Africa last November, remained in hospital under the care of a neurosurgeon for observation. (Photo: AFP)
 Joe Mennie, who made his test debut for Australia against South Africa last November, remained in hospital under the care of a neurosurgeon for observation. (Photo: AFP)

Sydney: Pace bowler Joe Mennie has suffered a fractured skull and some bleeding into his brain after being hit on the head by a ball during training but he does not require surgery, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Wednesday.

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The 28-year-old was struck by a ball hit by Sydney Sixers teammate Michael Lumb in the nets on Monday ahead of their Big Bash League semifinal against Brisbane, which takes place later on Wednesday.

"After being struck on the head by a ball at training on Monday, Joe was transported to a hospital in Brisbane where he underwent a series of check-ups before being discharged later that evening," CA's Chief Medical Officer John Orchard said in a statement.

"Joe was reviewed by a Cricket Australia doctor on Tuesday and had some scans performed that revealed a small fracture and associated minor brain bleed.

 

"Whilst this is a serious injury, Joe is feeling well. We believe that this is a stable injury and will not require surgery."

Mennie, who made his test debut for Australia against South Africa last November, remained in hospital under the care of a neurosurgeon for observation, Orchard added.

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