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Star Bangladesh player rushed to hospital after sustaining head injury

Ball hitting a player in cricket has been reduced to a larger extent courtesy of some useful protection equipments which is being used in modern era in cricket. But these unfortunate incidents still occur.

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Ball hitting a player in cricket has been reduced to a larger extent courtesy of some useful protection equipments which is being used in modern era in cricket. But these unfortunate incidents still occur. One such incident occurred in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) when during a training session at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Sunday, February 18 the veteran pacer Mustafizur Rahman of the Comilla Victorians sustained a head injury.

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Moreover, the reports indicate that during the training session, Comilla captain Litton Das accidentally hit Mustafizur on the back of his head while he was returning to his bowling mark. This resulted in bleeding from the left-arm pacer's head, prompting immediate application of ice. The veteran Bangladesh bowler was then stretchered off the ground and swiftly taken to the emergency unit of Imperial Hospital for evaluation and medical attention.

"During practice, a ball hit directly at the left parietal area (head) of Mustafizur Rahman. There was an open wound at his parietal area and we have worked with compression bandage to stop bleeding and immediately had shifted him to Imperial hospital. After CT scan we are satisfied that he had only external injury. There is no intracranial bleeding. Now surgical team has given him stitches on the open wound," Zahidul Islam, the team physio said as reported by ESPNcricinfo.

He seemed to be acting normally: Sohanuzzaman Khan

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There has been video footage that has been circulating on social media reveals that Mustafizur had his back turned to the ball at the moment of impact. Following the incident, players and support staff promptly provided assistance. Additionally, Comilla's media manager Sohanuzzaman Khan stated that the 28-year-old displayed normal behavior before being transported to the hospital.

"When we were prepping him for the ride to the hospital, he seemed to be acting normally," Khan said as reported by ESPNcricinfo.

The 28-year-old had a respectable performance in the current season of the BPL, securing 11 wickets in nine matches. Mustafizur boasts an average of 23.91 with the ball and a strike rate of 15. Nonetheless, he has conceded a significant number of runs in certain matches, evident from his economy rate of 9.56.

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