Dottin in hospital after WBBL head collision
Brisbane Heat's Deandra Dottin has been taken to hospital after a heavy collision with teammate Laura Harris
27 December 2016, 01:44 PM AEST
Brisbane Heat’s star West Indian recruit Deandra Dottin has been taken to hospital after suffering a head clash with teammate Laura Harris in their Women’s Big Bash League match against the Melbourne Stars.
The pair collided while attempting to save a boundary in the Allan Border Field outfield during the WBBL|02 clash in Brisbane.
Dottin was stretchered from the field after the incident and was taken to hospital with a suspected concussion
Harris appears to have fared slightly better, remaining at the ground as the Heat managed to overcome the Stars by five runs despite the loss of two of their players.
The incident occurred with the Stars at 0-72 in the 11th over of their run chase when Melbourne Stars captain Meg Lanning lofted Heat medium-pacer Haidee Birkett over midwicket.
The ball landed between Dottin and Harris just inside the rope and in their haste to stop the boundary, the converging pair collided at pace and clashed heads.
Both suffered heavy falls, Harris hitting the picket fence hard while Dottin appeared to land on a team kit bag just in front of the fence.
Dottin and Harris both looked to be in pain before medical staff came to their aid.
The collision comes a day after Southern Stars fast bowler Holly Ferling was ruled out of this match due to a concussion sustained during a match between the two sides on Boxing Day.
Ferling hit her head heavily on the ground while trying to take a catch on the boundary.
The 21-year-old was attended to immediately by the Heat medical staff but she waved them away and continued fielding for rest of the innings.