Middlesex captain Adam Voges collapsed in the field early in the game after being hit by a cricket ball thrown by sub fielder Ollie Rayner meant for wicketkeeper, John Simpson.
Manager Angus Fraser calls it a freak injury and further commented, “It was a freak injury of such but you wonder why a cricket ball which gets thrown around the field as much as it does it doesn’t happen as often. A cricket ball is a hard thing.”
This happened during their Middlesex game against Hampshire for the County Championship Division One at the Rose Bowl.
Physios were quick to the field and helped Voges back to the dressing room, The Guardian reports.
He was brought to the hospital instead for immediate diagnosis and treatment. Hospital results show Adam suffered from concussions as relayed by Cricket Country with additional reports from BBC Radio.
But the game must go on. Middlesex batsman Carberry gave a good game reaching 50 in 114 balls and outlasting three of his teammates.
Liam Dawson ended the game with an 87 while Hampshire finished 315 for seven.
The Managing Director of Cricket, Angus Fraser said Adam wanted to stay even if he wouldn’t be able to play anymore due to his injury. Instead, he was taken to the hospital for immediate medical care.
Adam Voges is now back with Middlesex but no word has been released yet as to when he would be back in the field after his concussion. He was back on ground watching his teammates play another round against Hampshire for Day 2.
Batsman Malan replaced Voges’ vacated position but the game proved hard to win for Middlesex. Dawson didn’t reach his three figure goal while teammates Mason Crane and James Tomlinson fell for ducks for their innings.
Middlesex finished Day 2 game with 84/3 (34) while Hampshire had 336 (104).