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Notts’ Fletcher set to leave hospital after being hit on the head with ball

Luke Fletcher

Fletcher walked off the field with the help of a physio

Nottinghamshire bowler Luke Fletcher is expected to be discharged from hospital on Sunday after being hit on the head during a T20 Blast game.

The 28-year-old was concussed when he was struck by a straight drive from Birmingham Bears’ Sam Hain.

Notts physio Jamie Pipe, who went with Fletcher to hospital in Birmingham, said he was “in good spirits”.

Pipe added: “It looks like he is going to be fine, but we will obviously continue to monitor him very closely.”

Saturday’s match at Edgbaston was held up for 30 minutes after the incident, but Fletcher managed to walk off the field and posted a new message on Twitter on Sunday morning to again thank people for their concern.

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Pipe said: “The game has strong emergency care plans in place and I would just like to thank all the staff at Edgbaston as we worked together to implement them.

“They were amazing in terms of the support they gave and could not have done more.”

Birmingham eventually won the game by six wickets but Notts coach Peter Moores told BBC Radio Nottingham that restarting following Fletcher’s injury had been a difficult decision.

“The lads were shaken up. I mean, one of your mates has just gone down,” he said.

“We all sat in there for 20 minutes. A few lads were struggling a bit, but it seemed the right decision to go back and carry the game on.”

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