Ex-Australian opener Matthew Hayden fractured neck while surfing

Last Updated: Oct 08 2018 12:55
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CRICKET- Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden has suffered neck fracture and ligament damage while surfing.

He posted a photo of himself on Instagram with head injuries and in a neck brace and wrote, “Just wanted to say a big thank you to all our mates on Straddie who have been so supportive. Especially Ben & Sue Kelley for the fast diagnosis with MRI, CT scan. Fractured C6, torn C5,C4 ligaments safe to say I truly have dodged a bullet. Thank you everyone. On the road to recovery.”

Hayden retired from cricket in 2009 with 30 centuries from 103 Tests.