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Need for ‘injury protocol’


Barry Alleyne

Need for ‘injury protocol’

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A concussion protocol could be just what the doctor ordered for international cricket.

That’s the view of Barbados’ national team manager Hartley Reid, after the Barbados Pride team was sent into shock yesterday when opening batsman Omar Phillips was struck at the back of the head by friendly fire in the West Indies Cricket Board’s Professional Cricket League match against the Windward Islands in St Vincent.

Phillips, 28, lay unconscious and motionless on the field at the Arnos Vale Complex for a few moments, and had to be transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital in the country’s capital Kingstown, where he eventually regained consciousness.

Phillips’ injury came with the cricket world still in shock over the death of popular Australian batsman Philip Hughes, who died after being struck close to the ear by a short-pitched delivery from Sean Abbott last week.

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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