1. Phillip Hughes
The nation is collectively holding its breath waiting for news on injured cricketer Phillip Hughes, who is in hospital fighting for his life after being struck in the head by a ball during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground yesterday.
25-year-old Hughes was struck by a bouncer from paceman Sean Abbott while his mother and sister watched from the stands.
Fairfax Media reports that after the ball struck him he “put his hands on his knees, looked towards his feet, and collapsed face-first onto the SCG pitch.”
He underwent emergency surgery last night and was placed in an induced coma.
Last night Australian team doctor Dr Peter Brukner issued this statement
“Unless there is a change in condition there will be no further updates on his condition tonight,”
“Phillip is in the best possible medical hands. The Cricket Australia community and his team mates have thoughts of thinking of his family and his friends at this moment.”
Sean Abbott is receiving counseling.