Hughes’ situation remains critical…
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Phil Hughes has spent a second night in an induced coma as family and friends maintain a bedside vigil at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital.
Hughes reportedly suffered major brain bleeding following the incident, in which his skull was fractured after he has hit in the back of the head by a short ball from New South Wales paceman Sean Abbott.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the fracture damaged a large vessel that transports blood to the brain, causing heavy bleeding.
There have been questions raised about a delay in the ambulance response after the first call was made.
New South Wales Health Minister Jillian Skinner released a statement “conflicting information” released by NSW Ambulance over the response time to the incident.
“Due to the conflicting information distributed today by NSW Ambulance regarding [Tuesday’s] response to the Sydney Cricket Ground, I will be meeting with NSW Ambulance Commissioner Ray Creen tomorrow to discuss the circumstances surrounding the incident,” Ms Skinner said.
“My thoughts remain with Phillip Hughes and his family, who I know are receiving the very best care at St Vincent’s Hospital.”
Australian team doctor Peter Brukner said yesterday that Hughes’s condition was “unchanged, and he remains critical. We will let you know of any further developments”.