Australian domestic cricketer Travis Keys attacked by a group of men on his return from night out
Andy Mcllroy, who is the chairman of the Bomere Heath Cricket Club, revealed that there was absolutely no particular reasons for the attack.
Updated - Jul 22, 2018 2:46 pm
Australian domestic wicket-keeper batsman, Travis Keys was severely injured last week when a group of five or six men attacked him on his return from a night out with friends in Magaluf. Keys represents the Bomere Heath team in the Shropshire County League. There have been recently many cases of robbery and assaults by gangs in the area, who especially take aim at the drunken tourists. The group attacked the cricketer and robbed his mobile phone and 20 euros.
I was walking my way back and five or six men rolled me
Keys went for a night out with his friends and left early for his place where he was staying on the island, while his friends were still in the bar. He reckoned that a group of five or six people attacked him. The robbers assaulted the cricketer very badly, as he conceded a lot of injuries in the attack.
“I was walking back and what we believe has happened is five or six people rolled me. I lost five teeth, had four breaks in my jaw, a broken arm and swelling on the brain,” said Keys as quoted by Shropshire Star.
Before returning to his home on Thursday last week, Keys was admitted for two days in a hospital on the island. He had to undergo an operation on his jaw and is now being receiving proper treatment and medications at home. He also praised the surgeons who had treated him successfully.
“Everything has gone better than planned and after an amazing job from the surgeons, I am now back to myself. I still face a long road of recovery, although that will now be pain and stress free,” added the cricketer.
Andy Mcllroy, who is the chairman of the Bomere Heath Cricket Club, revealed that there was absolutely no particular reasons for the attack. He reckoned that the injury will take some considerable time to get healed up, for the cricketer to be on the field as soon as possible.
“He just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is a slightly built lad, there is no way he will play cricket again this season,” said Mcllroy on Keys’ injury.