Dubai: The last two days have been very strange for the sports world. In the EURO Cup, Danish footballer Christian Eriksen suffered a serious injury on Saturday, while South African star batsman Faf du Plessis was hit with his Quetta Gladiators teammate Mohamed Hassanen while fielding in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) match against Peshawar Zalmi here.
The South Africa batsman, who was taken to a hospital after a scary collision with a teammate during Pakistan Super League (PSL) match. Now, sources said he has suffered some memory loss.
The South African Du Plessis, who fell unconscious due to a concussion (a state of unconsciousness due to a head injury) after a hard collision, then went to the team dugout and was taken to the hospital for a scan. While Christian Eriksen fell on the ground after which the match was postponed. Eriksen had to put pressure on his chest (chest compression). After about ten minutes of treatment, he was taken on a stretcher.
Soon after the injury of Faf, this news became very fast viral on social media. At the same time, Faf's wife Imari became very worried and wrote long beautiful paragraph on Instagram. "I was busy putting the finishing touches on my father’s day tribute and putting Zoey to bed when the phone rang. I decided to post this today after an incredibly emotional night. As a wife and a mom, I would like to ask that we start to honor the relationship of the next of kin. That was my person who just got severely injured with thousands watching. He is my whole life, but at that moment I am only a spectator. I finally saw the ‘news’ that Faf has been taken to the hospital. I know this is the way these things unfold, that other partners go through this and that I have so much company in waiting in agony on the sidelines. I ask you for the love of every sport, every partner, parent, and child who has been where I was last night. Please institute a system for emergencies. Not just in cricket, in all sports and teams. I have never felt more helpless and I know that no one is at fault here. If so many people are genuinely concerned, imagine the hearts of all those who love dearly. I could see the trouble, I could see that something was wrong and it was written across his face, but I was just another spectator."
The former Proteas skipper du Plessis tweeted on Sunday, "Thank you, everyone, for all the messages of support. I'm back at the hotel recovering. Have a concussion with some memory loss but I will be fine. Hopefully, be back on the field soon."