West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell was hit by a bouncer on his helmet when he was batting at the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) game between Jamaica Tallawahs and St Lucia Zouks.
Jamaica Tallawahs has come across this incident at the 14th over of their innings when Russell, batting on zero, failed to connect with the pull. Zouks pacer Hardus Viljoen had bowled a short ball, and the ball straight away struck his helmet near the right ear on Thursday at the Sabina Park.
Update: Andre Russell has been taken to the hospital for a scan after a nasty blow. #CPL19 pic.twitter.com/spCffsk2gM
— CPL T20 (@CPL) September 13, 2019
After the blow on his head, Russell immediately fell on the ground and the Zouks fielders then removed his helmet to check for his injury. It was later known that there was no neck guard on Russell’s helmet.
Initially, Russell was able to stand and take a few steps off the field but later on, he couldn’t. He was then taken off the ground on a stretcher and a CT scan took place later in the evening. However, a medical update, later on, confirmed that Russell had not suffered from any serious injury.
Moreover, Jamaica Tallawahs managed to put 170 runs in 20 overs where St Lucia Zouks came out with flying colors of 20 balls to spare.