Kaushal Silva released from hospital after blow on head

first_imgSri Lankan batsman Kaushal Silva has been discharged from hospital and the doctors have given him a clean bill of health. He was hit on the head while fielding at short leg during a practice game at Pallekele on Sunday.Silva was immediately airlifted to a Colombo hospital as a precautionary measure and kept under observation. However, scans have revealed that there is no danger of a long-term injury and the team management has said that he will be available for selection for the upcoming tour of England. (Sri Lanka batsman Kaushal Silva suffers blow on the head)”Kaushal was released this morning and given a clean bill of health. The report indicates no major trauma,” team manager Charith Senanayake said.Sri Lanka Cricket in a release said that Silva has been completely cleared to resume physical activity and could gradually restart training with “mild gym and ground activity”. He is also expected to resume batting from next week. (Sri Lanka batsman Kaushal Silva out of danger)Silva was standing at short leg during a practice match in Pallekele when he was hit by a sweep shot from Dinesh Chandimal. But luckily, the ball hit the rear padded attachment of the helmet. There is also a strong chance of Silva getting picked for the England tour after scoring a century in the same practice match.The 29-year-old Silva has played 24 Test matches so far and has two hundreds to his name. His injury had raised concerns in a cricket community that is still coming to terms with the untimely death of Phillip Hughes, who took a fatal blow on the head while batting for South Australia against New South Wales during a Sheffield Shield game in 2014.advertisementlast_img read more