The veteran West Indies all-rounder, Andre Russell suffered a serious blow on his helmet during Caribbean Premier League match between, Jamaica Tallawahs and St Lucia Zouks. Soon after the injury, Russell has stretchered off the field and it has also been reported that he has been taken to the hospital for scans.
In 14th over of the first innings with Jamaica Tallawashas were batting, the incident took place and Russell was batting at zero when he failed to connect a bouncer directed towards his head off the bowling of Hardus Viljoen and as a result, the ball landed on his helmet near the right ear on Thursday evening at the Sabina Park.
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Having failed to play the pull shot, Russell’s head turned due to the momentum of his bat swing and that’s when the impact took place. The West Indies all-rounder immediately fell on the ground and the Zouks fielders then removed his helmet to check the seriousness of his injury. At first, it appeared that there was no neck guard on Russell’s helmet.
The all-rounder was immediately take off the ground on a stretcher and a CT scan took place later in the evening. A medical update from the franchise later confirmed Russell had not suffered from any serious injury.
Jamaica Tallawahs managed to put 170 runs in their stipulated 20 overs which St Lucia Zouks chased down with 20 balls to spare owing to a flamboyant knock of Rakheem Cornwall as he smashed 75 off just 30 deliveries. In the first innings, Fawad Ahmed and Obed McCoy scalped a couple of wickets to restrict the Tallwahs as Chis Gayle (58) scored another half-century.