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Aussie Batsman Hughes Passes Away

By on November 27, 2014

Test batsman Phillip Hughes passed away earlier today, two days after being hit on the head by a cricket ball at the age of 25.

”It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away,” Australian team doctor Peter Brukner said. ”He never regained consciousness following his injury on Tuesday.”

”As a cricket community we mourn his loss and extend our deepest sympathies to Phillip’s family and friends at this incredibly sad time,” Brukner said.

Today we have lost our mate Hughesy. Our deepest condolences to all his family and friends. He will be with us always.

Hughes officially died from a cerebral hemorrhage and is the second player in two years to pass away from a cricket-related injury. 32-year-old Darryn Randall was struck in the side of the head last year and succumbed due to the injuries sustained.

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