A powerful photo emerges after Moises Henriques and Rory Burns's sickening collision
Henriques, Burns in 'decent shape'
Surrey pair Moises Henriques and Rory Burns have undergone treatment on the injuries they suffered after colliding in the field in a T20 match on Sunday.
New South Wales Blues and Sydney Sixers star Henriques sustained a broken jaw in three places while Burns suffered facial injuries as the two fielders crashed together attempting a catch off the penultimate over of Sussex Sharks’ innings at Arundel.
"Latest news on the two boys ... both Rory and Moises are in decent shape following their operations overnight ... further updates later in the day," a statement from Surrey said.
To all the medical staff that helped me yesterday and today would like to say a big thank you! And to everyone for the messages! 👍— Rory Burns (@roryburns17) June 15, 2015
According to Surrey, Burns has left hospital but Henriques will remain for another 24 hours requiring further dental surgery.
Surrey director of cricket and former England captain Alec Stewart tweeted a picture of a smiling Burns before he was discharged from St Richards’ Hospital in Chichester.
— Alec Stewart (@StewieCricket) June 15, 2015
(1/2) Update from the hospital: Rory is expected to be discharged this afternoon. Moises will be there for another 24 hours.
— Surrey Cricket (@surreycricket) June 15, 2015
(2/2) Moises will also require further dental surgery. Both of the lads are in good spirits and bearing up well.— Surrey Cricket (@surreycricket) June 15, 2015
The incident has been the talk of the cricket world and brought back painful memories of disastrous collision between Steve Waugh and Jason Gillespie in Sri Lanka in 1999.
“Both were unconscious after the collision," Sussex physiotherapist John Marrale told The Guardian.
"Henriques was caught by Burns’ knee and Burns had lacerations on the top of his head and below his eye.
"They were given oxygen and pain relief before they went to hospital. Fortunately they were sitting up when they left the ground but it was a sickening incident.”
Three ambulances arrived on the field as medical staff and paramedics tended to the players, and there was significant relief when Henriques offered a wave to the crowd and Burns gave two thumbs up as they were placed on spinal boards and put in neck braces before being lifted into the waiting vehicles.
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@Mozzie21 hope you are going ok mate. thinking of you bud— Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) June 15, 2015