Cricketer Josh Poysden suffers fractured skull in horror accident at Yorkshire training – The Sun
COUNTY CRICKET star Josh Poysden suffered a fractured skull in an horrendous accident at Yorkshire training earlier this week.
The spin bowler, 27, was hit on the head by a flying ball and was sent to hospital suffering from internal bleeding and bruising to the brain.
Poysden suffered the horrific injuries on Monday but was discharged from hospital on Wednesday.
On the scare, Poysden said: "I feel the injury could've been a lot worse, so I feel lucky to hopefully be able to make a full recovery.
"I was just throwing at one of the lads and they whacked one straight back at me, in the side of the head."
Fortunately, Poysden did not suffer bleeding on his brain – but will now suffer concussion symptoms for up to two months.
He will not be able to play cricket again this season, having been ruled out until October at the earliest.
If my condition deteriorated any more, there was a possibility of having surgery or a procedure which involved inserting a needle into my brain to check on the bleeding.
Speaking about his hospital experience, Poysden added: "There were some concerning moments and when the results of the CT scan came through.
"If my condition deteriorated any more, there was a possibility of having surgery or a procedure which involved inserting a needle into my brain to check on the bleeding.
"I have received lots of messages from everyone throughout the club and at other counties, so I am very grateful for all of their support."
Poysden has been a regular for Yorkshire this season in one-day formats and played two days before his injury, in Saturday's T20 blast loss to Derbyshire.
But it is just the latest injury to give the cricketing world an almighty scare.
In 2014, Australian opener Phillip Hughes died at the age of 25 after being hit on the helmet by a Sean Abbott bouncer.
While injuries so serious are rare in cricket, a host of batsmen have since been hit hard on the helmet, sparking fears for their health.
At this summer's World Cup, many a fan was left with their heart in their mouth as the likes of Jofra Archer steamed in and sent bouncers at the head of opposition batsmen.
Fortunately, no batsmen sustained any serious head injury at the tournament.
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