Australian cricketer dies after being struck in neck
November 28, 2014, 1:14:39 CET | Wikinews

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died in St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney today (Thursday, local time). Hughes was playing a Sheffield Shield match for South Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground when he was struck in the neck by a bouncer.

"It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughs passed away," said Australian national team doctor Peter Brukner in a statement.

As the news broke, condolences came from around Australia's sporting community.

"A sad, sad day. Absolutely devastating. Thoughts go out to Phillip Hughes' family and friends. #RIPPhillipHughes," Australian women's captain Meg Lanning tweeted.

"Our thoughts are with Philip’s family and everyone affected by this tragic accident," said Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop.

"The West Australian Football Commission [WAFC] on behalf of football in WA extends sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Phillip Hughes," tweeted the WAFC.

Today was meant to be the third day of the Sheffield Shield match Hughes was involved in. The entire round of matches was abandoned after the incident.

Source: Wikinews
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