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Thread #156178   Message #3680549
Posted By: Backwoodsman
27-Nov-14 - 01:19 PM
Thread Name: BS: Australian Cricketer Dies From Injuries
Subject: RE: BS: Australian Cricketer Dies From Injuries
As an addendum, I'd say that all sports are inherently risky, to a greater or lesser extent, and no amount of rule-changing, equipment re-designing or training/coaching will ever completely remove the risk of serious, even fatal, injury. But a combination of those things might possibly reduce the risk to an absolute minimum, and prevent this kind of 'freak' incident from happening.

Players know and accept the risks, but that's no reason not to analyse the circumstances of each and every incident which leads to serious injury or death, and devise appropriate methods to, hopefully, prevent them from happening again.

I'm very pleased indeed to see that the Cricket world is rallying around both the family of Phil Hughes, and also Sean Abbot, the bowler involved. His must be a dreadful burden.