25-year-old Phillip Hughes has passed away at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital after the head injuries he suffered at the SCG on Tuesday afternoon.
Hughes was rushed to hospital after a cricket ball hit the back of his head, causing severe bleeding on the brain. He immediately underwent brain surgery to release pressure in the back of his head and had been an induced coma for the last 48 hours.
Cricket Australia have released this statement – from team doctor Peter Brukner:
“It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away.
He never regained consciousness following his injury on Tuesday.
He was not in pain before he passed and was surrounded by his family and close friends.
As a cricket community we mourn his loss and extend our deepest sympathies to Phillip’s family and friends at this incredibly sad time.
Cricket Australia kindly asks that the privacy of the Hughes family, players and staff be respected.”
- Hughes was the youngest player to score a century in both innings of a Test match – he was 20 years and 96 days old.
- He was the first Australian male to notch up a double ton in a limited overs match.
- The only Aussie to score a century on his ODI debut.
Debut: Against South Africa February 26, 2009
Highest Score: 160
One-Day International Career
Debut: Against Sri Lanka, January 11, 2013
Highest Score: 138 (not out)
From everyone here at Commentary Box Sports, we send our deepest condolences to the Phillip Hughes’ family, friends, teammates and the cricketing community.
Rest In Peace Hughesy – you legend.
Such terrible news with the passing of Phil Hughes. Our deepest sympathies to his family.
— Glenn McGrath (@glennmcgrath11) November 27, 2014
A very sad day for Australian sport. Our thoughts are with his friends and family. http://t.co/MgGhiVegzd
— Steve Menzies (@SteveMenzies11) November 27, 2014
Devastated to hear the news about Philip Hughes.A huge talent and a great Australian lost too soon. We will never forget you #CricketFamily
— Damien Martyn (@dmartyn30) November 27, 2014
A sad, sad day. Absolutely devastating. Thoughts go out to Phillip Hughes’ family and friends #RIPPhillipHughes
— Meg Lanning (@meglanning7) November 27, 2014
RIP Phillip Hughes, very sad, thoughts with his family and friends.
— Peter (@Pete_1406) November 27, 2014
— TEN News Queensland (@tennewsqld) November 27, 2014
— Australian Gambling (@ausgambling) November 27, 2014
— Nine News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) November 27, 2014
I am in a state of shock today at the news of Phil Hughes passing. Taken too soon doing what he loved doing. Condolences to his family R.I.P
— Molly Meldrum (@MollyMeldrum_) November 27, 2014
Deeply saddened to hear the news of Phil Hughes passing. My heart goes out to his family, friends, teammates & Sean Abbott. Rest in peace.
— Angeline Lowther (@angelinelowther) November 27, 2014
Just devastated. Numb with sorrow at the loss of Phillip Hughes. Rest in Peace mate.
— The 12th Man (@12thManHQ) November 27, 2014
On behalf of everyone at the Eels, our deepest condolences go out to Phillip Hughes’ family, friends and teammates #63notout
— Parramatta Eels (@TheParraEels) November 27, 2014
It’s times like these when nothing really matters other than the health and happiness of our family & friends.. Perspective #RIPPhilHughes
— Matt Giteau (@giteau_rugby) November 27, 2014
RIP Phil Hughes. Our deepest condolences goes to his family,friends and the entire cricket community on this sad day. pic.twitter.com/El192aYahL
— Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) November 27, 2014