Aussie spinner Ashton Agar received a horrific injury between his eyes while taking a catch in a Marsh One-Day Cup game. The Western Australia player suffered a laceration to the bridge of his nose while he was attempting to dismiss his younger sibling Wes, in Sunday’s match against South Australia at the Karen Rolton Oval.
It was during the third delivery of the 41st over by Marcus Stoinis, when Wes timed the ball wrong and it went straight towards Ashton. The elder Agar tried to take the catch but received a terrible blow as he slipped down on the ground. The spinner appeared to be in immense pain and could not even stand up while his teammate Jhye Richardson quickly called for medical assistance, as Wes rushed immediately to check on his brother. After a primary treatment, Ashton was taken off the field with blood all over his face and jersey.
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“He slipped over and the ball hit his glasses and the glasses split him open,” Wes admitted to Cricket.com.au
“The doctor wanted to stitch him up, but he just got engaged so he said he’ll leave it to a plastic surgeon.
“I was pretty rattled … It looked really bad. I was just worrying about his health. I wasn’t thinking about anything else, I just ran out of my crease to go see him.
“I didn’t feel great, but thankfully he’s okay.”
However, Ashton’s team won the match by six runs despite a Callum Ferguson century.