Australian Cricketer Adam Voges got hit by a bouncer in head in Sheffield Shield match at the WACA . He has been diagnosed with concussion and ruled out of the rest of WA’s Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania. Shortly before lunch on day one, Voges was playing at 16* when a delivery from Tasmania’s Cameron Stevenson hit him on the helmet as he tried to avoid the short ball.

Voges receiving medical attention after being struck in the head by a bouncer from Stevenson during day one of the Sheffield Shield match between Western Australia and Tasmania at Waca. Photograph: Getty Images

Voges, 37, dropped to his arms and knees and lay on the ground for some time before he was assisted from the ground by trainers and retired hurt. He was replaced at the crease by Sam Whiteman. And update suggests He is ok but naturally a bit groggy and is being monitored by medicos. Voges will miss rest of the match due to this blow.

He was looking for runs in Shield cricket after featuring in Australia’s innings and 80-run defeat to South Africa in Hobart in the second Test. At lunch on day one, WA was struggling at 4-78, with Sam Whiteman on 15 and Ashton Turner on 14. WA slumped to 3-15 when Michael Klinger edged Jackson Bird to slip and it was 4-40 when Hilton Cartwright departed for 18.

Voges entered the match needing a big score to save his Test career. He dug in deep early, helping to steady the ship after the early onslaught.  Adam Voges is among other Australian players in the current round of state matches between the second and third Test of the series against South Africa. He scored only 30 runs in four innings as Australia lost the first two Tests. The final Test in Adelaide starts on 24 November.

The incident has revived painful memories for Australian cricketers. Less than two years after former Test batsman Phillip Hughes died after being struck to the head while playing for South Australia against New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground in November 2014.


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