Mushfiqur Rahim cleared of serious injury after blow to head

Written by January 16, 2017 11:58

Wellington, Jan 16: Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim has been cleared of serious injury after being struck a sickening blow on the helmet during a Test match against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.

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Mushfiqur was already batting with a broken finger and was 13 not out when he tried to duck under a low bouncer and was struck at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.

He began to kneel, then collapsed to the ground and was immediately attended by medical staff from both teams. Play was delayed by more than 20 minutes as paramedics attended Mushfiqur, who lay motionless on his back near the crease.

Mushfiqur was then taken to Wellington Hospital.

Teammate Tamim Iqbal told reporters that Mushfiqur was fine and that he had been taken to hospital as a precaution. Television reported the wicketkeeper was talking and had told them to tell his family in Bangladesh he was OK.