Watch: Ahmed Shehzad suffers horrific injury during match against West Indies

Shahzad had to be carried off in a neck brace due to fears of concussion.

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West Indies’ Chadwick Walton (R) collides with Pakistan’s Ahmed Shehzad. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shehzad suffered a horrific injury during a T20I match against West Indies at Trinidad. The fielder went to the ground immediately after the nasty collision with West Indian batsman Chadwick Walton and had to be taken off the field in an ambulance. There were fears that the player had suffered concussion as he had to be carried off in a neck brace.

But later in the match Shehzad again took the field after the doctors declared him fit to play, much to the joy of the Pakistani fans and players. Pakistan physio Shane Hayes quoted “Initially, [Shehzad] showed concussion signs and pain within the neck. Ahmed returned from hospital after imaging found nothing wrong with his spine.”

The collision took place when West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels played the ball on the off side and forced for a single. Chadwick Walton tried to make the crease at the strikers end but Shehzad came in between his strides in an attempt to get him out.

At the end of the match, Pakistan managed to come out victorious by 3 runs which helped them take an unassailable lead in the four-match series. West Indies, after winning the toss performed pretty well as they restricted the men in green to 132, courtesy to a brilliant bowling and fielding effort by Carlos Brathwaite. Fakhar Azam made his debut for Pakistan in the match but failed to make an impact as he returned back to the pavilion at the score of 5.

West innings faltered right from the start of the chase and found themselves five down for 77 at one stage. The magnificent bowling performance in the Pakistan camp came from Shadab Khan who took 4 wickets for 14 runs restricting the Caribbean 3 runs short of their total. Marlon Samuels top scored for the West Indies with a score of 44 while Jason Holder remained unbeaten at the score of 26.

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