The entire cricket world had come to a standstill when West Indies debutant Jeremy Solozano suffered a severe blow on his helmet while fielding at short leg in his side’s ongoing first Test against Sri Lanka in at the Galle International Stadium on Sunday. Such critical was the injury that Solozano took off his helmet and laid on the ground. Meanwhile, the physios too had to run to the ground with to give the player a first aid treatment before he could be stretched off the field and admitted to the hospital.
Though the game continued after that with Shai Hope replacing the player, everyone was concerned about the injury of the player. Keeping that in mind, Cricket West Indies (CWI) has now provided an update on the injury of Solozano. The initial results of his scans will definitely give a sigh of relief to his family members and the ones concerned.
How is Jeremy Solozano doing after the injury?
The Caribbean cricket board stated that Jeremy Solozano’s scans show no structural damage. However, they added that the player will be kept under observation at the hospital for the ongoing night. “We will continue to keep you posted on any further updates from our Medical team,” said CWI.
Jeremy Solozano’s scans show no structural damage. He will be kept at the hospital overnight for observation 🙏🏽
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) November 21, 2021
How did Jeremy Solozano get injured?
The incident had happened on the fourth ball of the 24th over of the Sri Lankan first innings on Day 1 of the ongoing Test. Right-arm spin bowler Roston Chase was introduced into the attack as West Indies were still looking to break the opening partnership. The spinner pitched the ball short on the fourth delivery of his over. The ball was in the line of middle and off stump and that striker Dimuth Karunaratne had judged the length early, the southpaw got into position too soon to pull the ball with all his might. Unfortunately, the ball struck the short leg fielder Solozano on his helmet.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka scored 267/3 by stumps on Day 1. Dimuth Karunaratne (132*) and Dhananjaya de Silva (56*) carried their bats after the end of day’s play, while Pathum Nissanka’s 56 also helped the team’s cause.