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Thread #156178   Message #3680683
Posted By: GUEST,MikeL2
28-Nov-14 - 05:58 AM
Thread Name: BS: Australian Cricketer Dies From Injuries
Subject: RE: BS: Australian Cricketer Dies From Injuries
Hi Al

It was a freak accident just like the recent F1 accident crash that severely injured Jules Bianci.

Like F1 cricket is extremely safety concious but as sportsmen and athletes continually push the barriers in the quest for excellency there is always a risk.

Michael is right, fielders are also liable to be hit and injured.
My son who played until recently, was a great close fielder and always stood close to the bat. He used a helmet and shin pads of course but he suffered many bruises & received far more injuries ( thankfully non serious) than he ever did as an opening batsmen.But that dowsn't mean I am not disturbed and saddened by the terrible accident to Phil Hughes.

MikeL2