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Hughes in critical condition after hit by cricket ball
Television images showed him standing dazed, looking at his feet before crashing face-first onto the pitch. New South Wales players and the umpires quickly rushed to his side and called for help immediately. "The patient suffered a critical injury and was transported to St Vincent's Hospital in a critical condition," an Ambulance NSW official told AFP. "Clearly the priority is Phil's health and we want to keep his family fully informed. We don't have any updates on Phil's health at the moment," a Cricket NSW spokesman said. South Australian cricket officials said a statement was expected to be issued shortly. Play was suspended in the game and then abandoned for the day. Hughes has played 26 Tests but has never secured a regular place in the team, partly due to his perceived weakness against the short ball. With doubts over the fitness of captain Michael Clarke for the first Test against India next month in Brisbane, he was seen as a potential replacement.

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