Sports Injuries

Updated 19 February 2014

McLaren: how cricketers get injured

Ryan McLaren is not available for selection after a nasty blow to the head in Saturday's match. Here's more about concussion and why it is so dangerous.

Proteas all-rounder, Ryan McLaren, is unavailable for selection for the second Test against Australia starting at St George's in Port Elizabeth on Thursday.

McLaren has been diagnosed with mild concussion, following the nasty blow to the head from a Mitchell Johnson bouncer on Saturday.

Watch on Sport24 as Ryan McLaren falls victim to a deadly Mitchell Johnson bouncer

Cricketers are at high risk for a variety of injuries on the field. Also take a look at the main danger zones on the cricket field.

Read more about the symptoms, treatment and dangers of  concussion.

Read more:

Everything you need to know about sports injuries.
Even a mild blow to the head can have serious repercussions 
(Sources: Health24 and Sport24)


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