Joe Mennie looks on during the Australian team training session
Joe Mennie looks on during the Australian team training session DAVE HUNT

Cricketer suffers skull fracture, brain bleed

CRICKET: South Australian paceman Joe Mennie has been hospitalised again after scans revealed a skull fracture and minor brain bleed following a training accident on Monday.

Mennie was rushed to hospital on Monday after being hit in the head while batting in the nets during a Sydney Sixers training session.

He was released that same night but a Cricket Australia update on Wednesday morning confirmed the injury was more serious than first thought.

"Joe was reviewed by a Cricket Australia doctor on Tuesday and had some scans performed that revealed a small fracture and associated minor brain bleed," Cricket Australia chief medical officer Dr John Orchard said.

"While this is a serious injury, Joe is feeling well. We believe that this is a stable injury and will not require surgery.

"As a precautionary measure, Joe has been admitted to hospital for observation and will continue to be assessed by a neurosurgeon to determine best course of action."

Mennie will miss the Sixers' BBL semi final against the Brisbane Heat on Wednesday night.

The 28-year-old made his Test debut against South Africa in Hobart two months ago.

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