Australia cricket star Usman Khawaja taken to hospital for scans on jaw after bouncer smashes him in head

AUSTRALIA’S World Cup preparations have taken a huge blow as Usman Khawaja to hospital after a nasty hit on the head.

Khawaja was opening the batting for the Aussies against the West Indies in a warm-up at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

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Usman Khawaja hit by a bouncer against the West Indies at Southampton[/caption]

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Australia’s Usman Khawaja is struck on the helmet from the bowling of West Indies Andre Russell[/caption]

The 32-year-old was hit by former Sydney Thunder teammate Andre Russell in the second over of Australia’s run chase.

As soon as he was hit, Khawaja made it clear there was a problem and was escorted off the pitch by team doctor Richard Saw.

He was sent for scans and played no further part in the Aussies run chase.


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