Melbourne Stars Sam Harper hospitalized after a blow in head

Sam Harper

Big Bash League has witnessed a scary moment as Melbourne Stars batter Sam Harper sustained an injury in his head while batting during practice in a net session.

Sam Harper hospitalized after a blow to the head

The batter Sam Harper injured his head while batting during a net session at the MCG on Friday. He has been taken to the hospital via an ambulance but remains conscious and Stable.

Harper was training at the ground for Saturday’s clash against the Sydney Sixers in BBL 2023 when he copped a blow to his head. He was hit on the chin while trying to play a cross-batted shot, causing a severe cut near his throat.

The franchise medical team came to his aid immediately and took him to the hospital. He is likely to stay in hospital overnight and could undergo several scans.

The franchise official has issued the below statement. “Sam Harper was struck in the head whilst batting at training this evening at the MCG and subsequently taken to hospital in a stable condition. We ask that you respect his privacy at this time. The club will provide further updates when they come to hand.”

Melbourne Stars are currently in the fourth spot in the points table with four wins in seven matches.

The right-handed batter has a successful success in the BBL. He has scored 1470 runs in 80 matches at a strike rate of 132.91 and smashed 10 half-centuries.

Middle-order batter Peter Handscomb is likely to be drafted into the Melbourne Stars squad for the upcoming match. To be accounted for, Peter Handscomb does not have any BBL contract.

He has a great BBL experience and has played 81 matches and tallied 1265 runs. He has previously kept for Australia in T20 international cricket played for Melbourne Stars between 2012 and 2020, and played for Hobart Hurricanes for the following two seasons.

He played three matches for Melbourne Renegades as a replacement player. Handscomb has been announced as the captain for the upcoming Test match against West Indies at Adelaide Oval.