Benaud in stable condition after car crash

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“No one else was injured, and I was more worried about the car than myself”

Legendary Australia captain and commentator Richie Benaud is in stable condition after his 1963 Sunbeam Alpine “mounted a nature strip and hit a small brick wall”.

Benaud is reported to have suffered a broken sternum, along with chest and shoulder injuries.

“No one else was injured, and I was more worried about the car than myself,” Benaud said in a statement.

It is understood that Benaud will remain in hospital for another two weeks.

Benaud’s wife, Daphne, stated that her husband was “looking unbelievably well”.

“Richie’s remarkable,” she said. “At first I was quite concerned but today he’s looking unbelievably well.”

Cricket Australia also wished Benaud a full and speedy recovery.

“We wish cricket legend Richie Benaud a speedy recovery after being involved in a car accident in Sydney,” Cricket Australia said via Twitter.

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