Australia have been hit with yet another concussion scare ahead of the Test series against India after their young allrounder Cameron Green was struck in the head while bowling in the ongoing tour game between India and Australia A at the Sydney Cricket Ground. He was forced to leave the field after the scary incident.
Cameron Green was in his second spell of the day-night tour game when he attempted to catch a straight drive from the bat of tailender Jasprit Bumrah. However, the 21-year old failed to react in time which led to the mishap. The ball burst through his hands and hit him on the right side of the head.
It was a scary hit as Mohammed Siraj, who was at the non-striker’s end, dropped his bat and immediately rushed to check on the Australia sensation. Cameron Green was forced to sit on the pitch before being attended by members of the Australia A Medical Team.
After being examined for a minute or two, he left the field for further assessment in the dressing room. According to Cricket.com.au, an update on his condition is expected later this evening. Cameron Green has been widely tipped to make his Test debut next week or at some point in the upcoming Border-Gavaskar series.
Cameron Green had impressed in the first tour game by scoring an impressive century in addition to dismissing Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill in the second innings.
Here is a clip of the incident:
Traumatic blow to the head for Aussie Test hopeful Cameron Green while bowling. Has left the field, thankfully seemed alert/OK but will go through concussion assessment & likely checked for any possibility of facial fracture. Hope he’s OK pic.twitter.com/aPrHPAXomL
— NRL PHYSIO (@nrlphysio) December 11, 2020
It’s the second head blow suffered by an Australia A player in as many games, with uncapped Will Pucovski suffering a blow on his head from a Kartik Tyagi bouncer during the first tour game. Later, he was diagnosed with mild concussion and was consequently ruled out of the ongoing game.