Legendary Australian cricket opener Matthew Hayden sustained a facial and neck injury while surfing in Queensland with his son, and he thinks he just ‘dodged a bullet’. He, on his weakened posts on Instagram, mentioned that horrific incident. He posted a pair of photos of his injury which he got while spending his holidays with his family on Stradbroke Island, south-east of Brisbane.
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Ok. Last attention seeking post I promise. 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 🏄🏽♂️🎣
He first posted his injury photo this Saturday stating “Took on Straddie back bank yesterday with Josh Hayden and lost!!! Game over for a few days.” The 46-year-old cricket legend then posted another photo yesterday where he was seen with a pair of horrific abrasion on his forehead and also with a neck brace. He stated on Instagram “Ok. Last attention seeking post I promise,” and thanked his friends who gave him immense support after the accident.
Hayden thanked all of the people who supported him while stating “Just wanted to say a big thank you to all our mates on Straddie who have been so supportive,” and added “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,” and finished with “Thank you everyone. On the road to recovery.”
In his 15-year illustrious career, Matthew Hayden represented the Australian Cricket team in 103 test matches, 161 ODI matches, and 9 T20 Internationals. He opted for his retirement as one of Australia’s greatest test openers ever with a batting average of more than 50. He has also scored 30 centuries in his active career for Australia.