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Dottin taken to hospital after on-field collision


Dottin taken to hospital after on-field collision

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BRISBANE – West Indies allrounder Deandra Dottin has been taken to hospital over a suspected concussion.

She was playing for Brisbane Heat against Melbourne Stars in the Women’s Big Bash League at Allan Border field when she collided head first with team-mate Laura Harris on the boundary.

Her x-rays – to check for any cheekbone damage – and tests will be reviewed by the doctors and the next course of action subsequently decided by tomorrow, according to a report on the Cricket Australia site.

The site reported that the incident happened in the 11th over of the chase, when Meg Lanning hit seamer Haidee Birkett over midwicket.

Dottin and Harris were the fielders in the vicinity and, while trying to prevent the ball from crossing the boundary, they crashed into each other.

Dottin seemed to land awkwardly on a kit bag and was stretchered off the field by the medical staff. Harris was thrown into the picket fence, but she felt well enough to remain at the ground until the end of the match, which Heat (129 for five) won by five runs over Stars (124 for six).

This incident came a day after Heat’s Holly Ferling suffered a concussion from her head striking hard into the turf while trying to take a catch. She was not able to play Tuesday’s game as a result. (ESPNcricinfo)

UPDATE: Dottin is out of hospital and resting. She has a fractured cheekbone.