Sean Abbott has been flooded with support from the cricket community following Tuesday’s events.
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The cricketing community has shown support to Sean Abbott, whose bouncer left Phil Hughes in critical condition and in an induced coma after being rushed to St Vincents Hospital with head injuries.
Abbott was reportedly left distraught after Hughes collapsed on the pitch after being struck in the back of the head by a short ball.
The all-rounder was first on hand to assist Hughes as he lay bloodied on the ground.
Cricket Australia says it is offering Abbott counselling over the incident.
The 22-year-old has received messages of support from his cricketing counterparts, who say no blame can be put on the youngster:
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) November 25, 2014
And stay strong Sean Abbott. #support
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) November 25, 2014
Hoping to awake to positive news For Philip Hughes and his family/friends Feeling for Sean Abbott who was just bowling a cricket ball
— Damien Fleming (@bowlologist) November 25, 2014
— Marcus North (@Marcus_North) November 25, 2014
Our thoughts are also with Sean Abbott.
— Glenn McGrath (@glennmcgrath11) November 25, 2014