Phil Hughes remains in an induced coma for the second straight day at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital after suffering a blow to the back of the head at the SCG on Tuesday afternoon.
According to Alan Jones, Hughes has damaged a major artery and requires medical assistance to breath. The radio host was very emotional during his show on 2GB this morning, stating that the injury is “much more serious than anyone had imagined”.
Jones added, “What happened is that the blow from the cricket ball damaged … a major artery in the back of his head and that caused bleeding over the skull and prevented blood from going to the brain”.
You can listen to Jones’ full show from early this morning here.
Hughes underwent immediate surgery following his arrival at the hospital and has been in the Intensive Care Unit since.
Numerous past and present players have been in and out of the hospital showing their great concern and overwhelming support.
The outpouring of supporting has been truly touching.
Molly Meldrum was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame last night; during his acceptance speech an emotional Molly past on his best wishes to Phil and the Hughes family.
Can’t stop thinking about Phil Hughes. I suspect everyone around the world who loves cricket is feeling the same & praying he pulls through.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 27, 2014
We are all thinking of you Phil Hughes. Prayers & best wishes for a speedy recovery to you & your… http://t.co/43RHdwQ08E
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) November 25, 2014
My Support and thoughts go out to Phil Hughes and his family. The whole of Australia are behind you mate. #AussieSpirit
— Tim Cahill (@Tim_Cahill) November 26, 2014
C’mon, Phil Hughes …you can do this
— David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd (@BumbleCricket) November 25, 2014
Come on Phil you’re a fighter. Thoughts are with you and your family #PhilHughes
— Paul Collingwood (@Colly622) November 25, 2014
Thoughts and prayers go out to Phil Hughes. Stay strong mate.
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) November 26, 2014
Praying for Phil Hughes and his family during this tough time.. It’s a strong reminder to cherish every moment we have with our loved ones.
— Quade Cooper (@QuadeCooper) November 25, 2014
We may love League, but today our thoughts continue to be with Phil Hughes and the Australian cricket community. @scg
— LadiesWhoLeague (@LadiesWhoLeague) November 25, 2014
Phil is fighting hard and we are with him in this fight. My prayers with him, his family and friends #prayforhughesy
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 26, 2014
Thoughts with Phil Hughes from this side of the Tasman, team @CricketAus ^RI
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 25, 2014
Thoughts with Phil Hughes and his family from all at ECB. Get well soon.
— England Cricket (@ECB_cricket) November 25, 2014
Awful news about Phil Hughes. Fight hard, everyone’s thoughts are with you and your family.
— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) November 25, 2014