Jeremy Solozano
Jeremy Solozano. Image-Twitter

West Indian debutant Jeremy Solozano was taken to the hospital after being hit in the helmet in the ongoing first Test match between West Indies and Sri Lanka.

While fielding at short leg, Solozano was hit flush on his helmet by Dimuth Karunaratne’s pull shot. He immediately hit the floor, and the stretchers were brought out to take him off the ground.

Jeremy Solozano, Dimuth Karunaratne
Dimuth Karunaratne’s shot hits Jeremy Solozano. Image-Twitter

Following extensive scans at the nearby hospital, there was no structural damage, but the youngster will be kept at the hospital overnight for further scans, the Twitter of Windies Cricket confirmed.

Here’s the update on Jeremy Solozano:

Jeremy Solozano’s scans show no structural damage. He will be kept at the hospital overnight for observation. We will continue to keep you posted on any further updates from our Medical team,” the tweet read.

The Windies coach and the players were fretting over the debutante’s status after the blow. In case of a concussion, under the reformed rules, West Indies is allowed to field a concussion substitute on a like-for-like basis.

Dimuth Karunaratne
Dimuth Karunaratne (Image Credit: Twitter)

Sri Lanka was in a strong position on Day 1. The openers, Karunaratne and Pathum Nissanka, stitched a 139-run stand for the first wicket, which set the platform. Skipper, Karunaratne, also reached his 100 in the final session of the day and was unbeaten on 118 in the latest update.

Veteran all-rounder, Angelo Mathews‘ return to international cricket ended on a sour note as he was dismissed by Roston Chase after scoring just three.

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