Barbadian cricketer returns home to recuperate
Barbadian Omar Phillips is back home recuperating after being struck by a cricket ball at the back of his head on Friday in St Vincent.
Phillips said he has to undergo more tests before returning to play.
The 27-year-old opening batsman was standing at the non-strikers end when he was hit. He was rushed from the ground by emergency personnel in an unconscious state.
The incident occurred during an encounter between the Barbados Pride and the Windward Islands Volcanoes in the WICB’s Professional Cricket League competition.
The cricketer, who told Barbados TODAY he had no clear recollection of what happened, said he was thankful to be alive, particularly in light of the recent death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, who was also struck by a cricket ball.