Australia team doctor Peter Brukner provided an update on Wednesday morning.
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Phil Hughes remains in critical condition this morning after being hit in the head by a cricket ball at the SCG yesterday.
The South Australian batsman was rushed to hospital after he was struck by a Shaun Abbott bouncer in a Sheffield Shield game against New South Wales.
Hughes was rushed off the field and was given CPR and taken to St Vincents Hospital.
The 25-year-old underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain caused by internal bleeding.
He was put in an induced coma at St Vincent’s intensive care unit.
“Phil remains in a critical condition,” Australia team doctor Peter Brukner told reporters on Wednesday morning.
“He will have further scans later on today and we hope to be able to provide you with some more information following the scans.”
Although Hughes was wearing a helmet, footage showed that the ball had hit him in the back of the head, near the base of his skull.
He then bent over before collapsing to the ground.