Cricket Australia Items/news/2013/1/28/head-escapes-crash-with-minor-injuries

Head escapes with minor injuries

UPDATED 06 February, 2013 10:14AM AEST |

Promising South Australian batsman Travis Head has suffered minor head injuries after being struck by a car outside an Adelaide pub on Sunday night.

The 19-year-old was part of the Redbacks team that secured a thrilling one-wicket Sheffield Shield win over Victoria at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday.

SACA chief executive Keith Bradshaw said the youngster was not drunk at the time of the incident, which left him with stitches in his head and back.

"Ambulance officers were called to the scene and Travis was taken to hospital for treatment, Bradshaw told the SACA website.

"He has stitches in his head and back but was released from hospital this morning and is expected to make a full recovery.

"I have spoken to Travis this morning. Ambulance officers attending the scene told him that the fact he was under the legal limit may well have saved his life. We are extremely relieved that he did not sustain further injuries and is now at home with his family.

"Police were called to the scene of the accident and Travis has provided his full cooperation."

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First Posted 28 January, 2013 4:50PM AEST

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