West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has been cleared of serious injury after being hit on the helmet and carted off the ground during a Caribbean Premier League (CPL) match on Thursday, organisers said.
His head turned due to the momentum of his failed pull-shot as he went blind to the ball. Zouks pacer Hardus Viljoen had bowled it short and at the body, and the ball struck Russell's helmet near the right ear.
Russell dropped to the ground and the Zouks' fielders helped remove his helmet.
He was then off the ground on a stretcher and a CT scan took place later in the evening. When the medical team rushed in to check on Russell, the batsman was able to stand up. Russell playing for Jamaica Tallawahs received the bow in the first inning of the match at Sabina Park.
The CPL organisers said the 31-year-old had been cleared by scans at hospital.
Andre Russell head injury: The Jamaican all-rounder was hit in the head by a vicious bouncer from St Lucia's overseas fast bowler. But, they confirmed that he will be ruled out for the remainder of the season.
Three overs after the incident, Tallawahs head coach Donovan Miller told the broadcasters that "there was no update on Russell just yet", but at the innings break, the commentators informed that Russell had been taken to the hospital for further checks.