'Thumbs up' - Cricketers in 'decent shape' following horrific collision that forced abandonment of game
Published 15/06/2015 | 16:03
Surrey say cricketers Rory Burns and Moises Henriques are "in decent shape" following the frightening collision that saw Sunday's NatWest T20 Blast match against Sussex abandoned.
The pair were knocked unconscious when they collided going for a high catch in the Arundel outfield and received ambulance treatment for around 40 minutes before the match was abandoned.
Overseas signing Henriques broke his jaw in three places, while Burns had blood pouring from cuts above and below his left eye.
They both regained consciousness before leaving the ground and Surrey posted an encouraging update on their Twitter account on Monday morning.
"Rory is expected to be discharged this afternoon. Moises will be there for another 24 hours," they posted earlier.
"Moises will also require further dental surgery. Both of the lads are in good spirits and bearing up well."
(1/2) Update from the hospital: Rory is expected to be discharged this afternoon. Moises will be there for another 24 hours.— Surrey Cricket (@surreycricket) June 15, 2015
(2/2) Moises will also require further dental surgery. Both of the lads are in good spirits and bearing up well.— Surrey Cricket (@surreycricket) June 15, 2015
Director of cricket Alec Stewart, the former Surrey and England wicketkeeper-batsman, also posted a picture of Burns smiling in his hospital bed, accompanied by a member of medical staff giving a thumbs-up gesture.
Henriques still faces dental surgery after the nasty collision.