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Hughes has more scans, still in critical condition

Hughes has more scans, still in critical condition
The 25-year-old Hughes was batting for South Australia in a Sheffield Shield match against New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday when he was felled by a sharply rising delivery that struck him behind the left ear.

He was treated on the field by medical experts, including doctors who were flown by helicopter onto the ground, before being taken to nearby St. Vincent’s by ambulance. ‘Phillip is receiving the best possible medical care,’’ Brukner said. Results of the operation are unlikely to be known for one or two days. The SCG match was cancelled and two other Shield matches in Brisbane and Melbourne were called off on Wednesday after consultation between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers’ Association.

Hughes was considered a strong contender to force his way back into Australia’s Test team next week if injured skipper Michael Clarke was forced out of the series-opening match against India. He was batting confidently on 63 when he mistimed an attempted pull shot and was hit in the head by a regulation bouncer from fast bowler Sean Abbott.
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