Barbadian cricketer returns home to recuperate

Barbados’ team physio, Jackie King (centre) helps to wheel Omar Phillips off the pitch after he was struck. (Picture courtesy Windiescricket.com)
Barbados’ team physio, Jackie King (centre) helps to wheel Omar Phillips off the pitch after he was struck.
(Picture courtesy Windiescricket.com)

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.

 

4 Responses to Barbadian cricketer returns home to recuperate

  1. Soca Rebel
    Soca Rebel December 7, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Oh my my my

    Reply
  2. Melissa S Rollins
    Melissa S Rollins December 7, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    I pray he feels better soon

    Reply
  3. Sherwin Boyce
    Sherwin Boyce December 7, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Is it open season on cricketers now?

    Reply
  4. Velda Welch
    Velda Welch December 7, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Glad he is doing well

    Reply

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