Sad day for sport

R.I.P. Phillip Hughes.

I'm fully aware that sport isn't for everyone. However as a lifelong cricket fan, I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing, particularly when I discovered that subsequent to the actual event, it was a SAH that eventually contributed to his sad death.

Truly tragic, 25 years old for crying out loud. same age as myself when my incident occurred and I'm still here. Not fair is it really

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  • My heart goes out to the family, we all know what the situation is another life cut short. Janet

  • As a lifelong cricket avoider, I am also very sad for all concerned. My friend's favourite phrase at the moment is "you never know how long you have got, life is for living" and this is a sharp reminder - despite wearing protective equipment too.

  • It is tragic. I always get a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach when I see/hear of these things

  • So very sad and shocking. R.I.P. young man.

  • Yes I eas shock hear that he passed away I saw news footage yesterday where he dropped it was awful but I never though it be end RIP

  • Ironically, it's similar to my accident which happened on a sports field, except I was hit by something much heavier...and survived. But it all depends on where you get hit, not so much the force, that determines whether you survive. It sounds like the ball hit near to the brain stem which is the worst place in terms of survivability. Tragic.

  • Very sad news! Am sure it would have affected me anyway, but since my TBI I seem to feel news about brain injuries all the harder, as its personalised ! Schumaher etc! :(

  • Sad to hear, so young as well. I certainly notice more such news, Schumacher had his accident just after mine. Or at least by the point I could use a iPad!

  • I WAS SO SCHOCKED, I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE IT. I DIDN'T REALISEIT WAS SAH. MICHAEL CLARKE LOOKED LIKE HE WAS IN TEARS AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE. IT'S TERRIBLE.

    I DON'T EVEN REMEMBER THIS HAPPENING WHEN I FIRST STARTED WATCHING CRICKET IN THE 70s WITH NO HELMETS & THE WINDIES QUICKS.

    I FEEL SO DREADFUL FOR SEAN ABBOTT TOO.

    TRAGIC DAY

  • Yes Zeb, after the shock of Phillip Hughes failing to recover, I automatically felt enormous sympathy for the poor Sean Abbott who will have nightmares for a very long time about this cruel fluke.

    It's been a tragedy waiting to happen for a very long time, and I know that batsmen need the ability to move their heads, hence the gap at the back. But surely someone can design extra padding to protect the vulnerable area which was this poor young man's downfall.

  • IHEARD THAT JULES BIANCHI WAS WELL ENOUGH TO BE MOVED BACK TO FRANCE & IS BREATHING ON HIS OWN BUT HE'S STILL IN A COMA. I HOPE HE DOES AS WELL AS POSSIBLE.

  • Dread full news , so so sad our thoughts are with his family xx.

  • & TO THINK PEOPLE SAY CRICKET IS A GAME FOR WUSSES. REALLY ANOYS ME.

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