Australia legend Mathew Hayden fractures spine in surf accident

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PC: Mathew Hayden / Instagram

Sydney, October 8: Australia Test legend Matthew Hayden has suffered head and neck injuries, including a spine fracture, while surfing during a holiday in Queensland.

The former opening batsman Hayden, who was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame last year, tore several ligaments, fractured his spine near his neck and hurt his forehead after being dumped into a sandbank while surfing with his son Josh off North Stradbroke Island on Friday.

“Fractured C6, torn C5, C4 ligaments safe to say I truly have dodged a bullet,” Hayden wrote in an Instagram post beside a photo of his battered face.

“Thank you everyone. On the road to recovery.”

 

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