Jeremy Solozano, debuting for West Indies in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle, had to be taken off the field to a hospital after he was struck on his head by a shot from Dimuth Karunaratne.
The unfortunate incident happened late in the first session on Sunday (November 21) in the 24th over. Roston Chase bowled a short delivery to the Sri Lankan captain, who struck a powerful pull shot straight at short leg where Solozano was positioned.
The 26-year-old from Trinadad was hit flush on his helmet grille with the rear part of the helmet coming off on impact.
Solozano lay still on the ground, surrounded by the players, as the physio tended to him. He was subsequently stretchered off the field by the medical staff and was taken to a hospital in an ambulance.
?Injury Update ? Debutant Jeremy Solozano was stretchered off the field after receiving a blow to his helmet while fielding.— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) November 21, 2021
He has been taken to the hospital for scans. We are hoping for a speedy recovery ??#SLvWI pic.twitter.com/3xD6Byz1kf
Jeremy Solozano, debuting for West Indies, had to be taken off the field to a hospital after he was struck on his head by a shot from Dimuth Karunaratne. pic.twitter.com/embZgcARVZ— Hassam (@Nasha_e_cricket) November 21, 2021