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Ashton Turner relieved that Voges did not collapse to the ground

Adam Voges
Adam Voges of the Warriors sinks to his knees after being struck in the head by a bouncer from Cameron Stevenson. (Photo by Gary Day/Getty Images)

Western Australian batsman Ashton Turner has stated that he was one of the most relieved when Australian batsman Adam Voges did not collapse from the blow he received during the Sheffield Shield encounter. Voges was hit on the head by a bouncer from Cameron Stevenson and was subsequently concussed and forced to retire hurt after managing just the 16 runs.

Speaking about the same, Turner added that Voges was one of the toughest sportsmen in the game at the moment. Ashton Turner also went on to add that when Voges did indeed hit the deck, everyone knew that something was wrong.

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“Vogesy is one of the toughest sportsmen I have ever come across. And when he hits the deck, you know somethings wrong.”

When Voges went down, he was surrounded by a plethora of players, a few of whom were rather stunned given what had happened to Phil Hughes a few years ago. Turner also added that he was a bit scared to say the least.

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“I knew pretty much straight away that we needed some help out here. It was just lucky he stayed on his hands and knees and he didn’t collapse,” he added. “That’s what I was worried about.”

Turner also went on to add that it was rather difficult to face Voges following the incident. “When I had to face up after Adam got hit – if it’s at the forefront of your mind, you’re in struggle town and its going to affect your batting,” Turner said.

“So you’ve got to try to put that to the back of your mind and concentrate on the way you’re trained to play, and stick to your game plan.”

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