Thursday 19 October 2017 / 04:36 PM

Phil Hughes and the awe-inspiring support

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.

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