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Phil Hughes died of subarachnoid haemorrhage caused by the injury
The death of Phillip Joel Hughes (25), a promising and an upcoming Australian Test and One Day International (ODI) cricketer, has shocked and stunned the cricketing world.

Three days ago during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Hughes was hit by bowler Sean Abbott's bouncer speeding at 90 KMH while batting on 63 not out and he collapsed. He was rushed to the city hospital after receiving some treatment in the ground itself and died two days later on November 27.

According to the medical reports, Hughes, who was wearing the helmet, was struck in the back of his neck and suffered an unusual and rare injury to his vertebral artery dissection, which led to subarachnoid haemorrhage that could not be treated.

Despite all the best medical efforts, Hughes died two days later and three days before his 26th birthday from his injuries resulting in subarachnoid haemorrhage,. According to doctors, subarachnoid haemorrhage pertains to bleeding in the area between the arachnoid membrane and the pia mater surrounding the brain called subarachnoid space that usually occurs due to ruptured cerebral aneurysm during an injury. However such injuries are very rare but Hughes fell victim to it.

The common treat for subarachnoid haemorrhage is neurosurgery or radiologically guided interventions with medications to prevent recurrence of the bleeding and complications. It is also said often this type of injury results either in death or severe cognitive disability.

The world is mourning the death of Hughes. Media, fans, cricketers, politicians and sports-persons have got saddened and have paid rich tributes to Hughes.

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