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Surrey opener Rory Burns and all-rounder Moises Henriques have both undergone surgery after they were involved in a sickening on-field collision on Sunday.
The incident occurred when Burns and Henriques crashed into each other when they were both going for a catch during Surrey’s Natwest T20 Blast match against Sussex at Arundel.
Henriques broke his jaw in three places, while Burns suffered cuts to his head and eye as both players lay unconscious on the field following the collision.
With both players having to be given oxygen, put on intravenous drips and whisked away to hospital in separate ambulances, the match was abandoned.
“Latest news on the two boys…Both Rory and Moises are in decent shape following their operations overnight…further updates later in the day,” a statement from Surrey said.
Sussex physiotherapist John Marrale, who was one of the first people on the pitch, confirmed that both players were unconscious after the horrific collision.
“They were given oxygen and pain relief was administered by an intravenous drip before they went to hospital,” he said. “Fortunately they were sitting up when they left the ground, but it was a sickening incident.”
Meanwhile, Surrey have confirmed that their County Championship match against Glamorgan on Monday “will go ahead as normal”.