Australian cricketer Phil Hughes is fighting for his life after he was hit on Tuesday by a devastating blow from a ball during a cricket match in Sydney. Hughes is in an induced coma after undergoing emergency surgery on Tuesday itself.

On Wednesday morning, he underwent scan but Sydney’s St Vincent’s hospital didn’t make the result public. The Australian cricket team doctor Peter Brukner told reporters, “Phillip’s condition is unchanged and he remains critical.”

The 25-year-old batsman was playing for South Australia against New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) when a bouncer from bowler Sean Abbott struck him.

Hospital spokesman David Faktor told CNN Wednesday:

“Phil remains in a critical condition in intensive care. He’s in the hands of some of the best specialists available for this type of injury so we’ll just wait and see.”

Hughes has played for his country in 26 Test matches. He shared a record 10th-wicket partnership of 163 runs with teammate Ashton Agar during a test match against England in 2013.

Watch the video of Phil Hughes being hit on Tuesday

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