Henriques suffers broken jaw in clash

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Australia all-rounder Moises Henriques and Surrey team-mate Rory Burns are recovering in hospital after a serious collision in the field at Arundel Castle on Sunday, with Henriques breaking his jaw in three places.

The pair were converging to take a catch off Sussex batsman Steffan Piolet in the T20 Blast, one running in from the ropes and the other from the circle, when they failed to see each other and smashed head-first into each other.

Henriques' jaw hit Burn's face, the Australia's teeth lacerating his colleague's face and scalp. Both were unconscious for  a few minutes as ambulances rush onto the pitch, but were awake in the ambulances.

A statement on the Surrey website read: "The latest news from the hospital is that both players are in good spirits. Rory is waiting to have stitches on head and facial injuries.

"Moises has broken his jaw in three places and is waiting for an operation and then dental surgery will follow."

Earlier, Sussex physiotherapist John Marrale told The Guardian: "Both were unconscious after the collision. Henriques was caught by Burns’ knee and Burns had lacerations on the top of his head and below his eye.

"They were given oxygen and pain relief before they went to hospital. Fortunately they were sitting up when they left the ground but it was a sickening incident."

The match was abandoned, though Surrey will play their Monday fixture.

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