Windies` Andre Russell cleared of serious injury after head blow

Andre Russell Hospitalised After Suffering Nasty Blow On Head

Andre Russell Hospitalised After Suffering Nasty Blow On Head

Kingston: Swashbuckling West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell suffered a serious blow on his helmet following which he had to be stretchered off during the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) game between Jamaica Tallawahs and St Lucia Zouks. Post the incident, he was immediately rushed to the hospital for a CT scan. However, he was advised to not take any further part in the match. Zouks pacer Hardus Viljoen had bowled it short and at the body, and the ball struck Russell's helmet near the right ear.

Having failed to pull, his head turned due to the momentum of his swing and that's when the impact took place.

It all happened on the penultimate delivery of the 14th over when Russell missed a pull off a brutal bouncer from Viljoen.

The 31-year-old fell on the ground, and the Zouks' fielders helped him remove his helmet. It appeared that there was no neck guard on Russell's helmet. However, when the medical team arrived to check Russell's condition, the right-hander was able to stand up on his feet.

Russell was beginning to walk off, retired hurt, when he was made to stop.

Tallawahs head coach Donovan Miller said that there wasn't any fresh update on Andre Russell's injury as of now.

Andre Russell head injury: The Jamaican all-rounder was hit in the head by a vicious bouncer from St Lucia's overseas fast bowler.

Tallawahs finished their innings on 170 for 5, adding only 38 runs in the last six overs.