Deandra Dottin, the West Indian star in the Brisbane Heat ranks in the ongoing Women’s Big Bash League, was rushed to hospital after suffering a head-to-head clash with Laura Harris, her team-mate, in their match against Melbourne Stars on Tuesday (December 27).
Dottin and Harris, both rushing to save a boundary without looking at the other, collided at Allan Border Field – Dottin, who lay on the ground writhing in pain, was stretchered from the field and was taken to hospital with a suspected concussion, according to a report on the Cricket Australia website.
She was discharged from hospital later in the day, but her condition would be monitored and a call taken on her immediate future only on Thursday.
Harris appeared to have fared better, remaining at the ground as Heat beat Stars by five runs – Heat put up 129 for 5 in their 20 overs before stopping Stars at 124 for 6.
The incident took place with Stars at 72 for no loss in the 11th over of their chase, when Meg Lanning lofted Haidee Birkett, the medium pacer, over midwicket. The ball landed between Dottin and Harris just inside the rope before rolling across even as the two clashed.
Dottin fell on a team kit bag in front of the fence, while Harris appeared to hit the fence. Both of them were clearly in pain, but Harris recovered after medical staff came to her aid.