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Sri Lankan Batsman Kaushal Silva Out of Danger After Being Hit on Head

SLC is optimistic of having Silva available for the tour of England after initial CAT scans revealed no serious injury. He is likely to be discharged soon.

Cricketnext Staff |April 25, 2016, 2:55 PM IST
Sri Lankan Batsman Kaushal Silva Out of Danger After Being Hit on Head

Sri Lankan batsman Kaushal Silva is out of danger and is likely to be discharged from the hospital soon, after being hit on the head while fielding in a practice match on Sunday - ESPNcricinfo has reported.

"Kaushal appears to be okay now. They [doctors at the hospital] were to take another scan today, and depending on that he may be discharged late this evening," Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) secretary Mohan de Silva told the website.

The opening batsman was airlifted to a hospital after he was hit while fielding at the short-leg position, but the initial CAT scans revealed no serious injury. The SLC, meanwhile, is optimistic of having him available for the tour of England.

"Maybe in a week or 10 days, he might be able to start playing again, according to the coach [Graham Ford]," de Silva said. "He looks good for the [England] tour."

Silva, who hit a century in the practice game before the injury, is part of the 20-man preliminary squad selected by the SLC.

According to ESPNcricinfo, Silva got saved by the extra padded protection at the back of the helmet, which was introduced as an added feature to the protective head gear after the tragic death of Australian batsman Phil Hughes.

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