Eoin Morgen out of ODI after head blow

England skipper Eoin Morgen retired hurt after he was hit on the head by a Mitchell Starc bouncer in the last one-day International against Australia at Old Trafford.

Eoin Morgen out of ODI after head blow
Eoin Morgen


The left-hander was struck on the head in the seventh over while trying to turn his head away from the bouncer.

The hit to Morgan on the helmet brought about quick sympathy toward the meeting players as not a year has passed when Australia lost its fine player Phillip Hughes in a similar incidence. The player latter was assisted by both the England physio and Doctor. After a few minutes of discussion he walked off the field after consulting from medical staff.

It was later confirmed after a lengthy period of assessment from the England medical team that Morgan was being treated for concussion and will not take part in the match.

Morgen has scored just one run having come to the crease with England 22/3 before being hit by Starc. Starc appeared a bit shaken after the incident and was support by Captain Steve Smith, Coach Darren Lehmann, team-mate John Hastings and Morgan’s batting partner Ben Stokes.

It was not the first time Morgan had been troubled by the short ball in this series. He took blows on the gloves at both Lord’s and the previous match at Old Trafford. After the match at Lord’s, Morgan redesigned his helmet to include the new flaps which cover the neck area that have been introduced in the wake of Hughes’ death.


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