Luke Fletcher escapes serious injury after being hit on the head

The injury looked very serious when Luke Fletcher had to be taken to hospital after being hit by a Sam Hain shot on the head.

Luke Fletcher
Luke Fletcher of Notts Outlaws is helped off the field after being hit by the ball. (Photo by Harry Hubbard/Getty Images)

In the T20 Blast game between Notts Outlaws and Birmingham Bears’ Luke Fletcher of Nottinghamshire was hit on the head. The injury looked very serious when Luke Fletcher had to be taken to the hospital after being hit as a Sam Hain shot returned at bullet pace to hit him on the head. Fletcher said that he considers himself very lucky to have escaped a serious injury which could have caused a lot of damage.

Luke Fletcher thinks he ‘dodged a bullet’

“It is probably a good thing I did not lift my head up, it could’ve been a lot worse, I got away with it and the doctors said I dodged a bullet,” Fletcher was quoted by BBC as saying.

Nottingham-born Fletcher has played more than 200 games across all formats for the Notts and he was a part of Nottingham team which won the One-day Cup at Lord’s this month.

Speaking to Tuffers and Vaughan on BBC Radio 5 live, Luke said: “It is frightening. I didn’t realize how lucky I was until I watched it back. I didn’t see the ball at all and I just realized when it hit me and I thought, ‘I could be in a bit of bother here’.

He also stated that on reaching the hospital doctor warned him that there’s a chance that he might have to miss the rest of the season.

“I feel quite lucky that nothing worse has happened. I have not even had a headache yet, although I might get one a bit further down the line. They said that if that had hit me in the temple or side of the head, anything could’ve happened.” he further added.

Sam Hain contacted him

Fletcher said that Hain contacted him after the game along with quite a few Warwickshire players after the incident.

“I told him (Hain) that it can’t really be helped. He said next time he is at Trent Bridge we will go to the pub and have a beer together,” Fletcher concluded.