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England captain Eoin Morgan has admitted that the helmet he was wearing when he was hit on the head during the ODI series against Australia “probably” saved his life.
Morgan received a thunderous blow to the side of the head when trying to avoid a Mitchell Starc bouncer that was bowled at 90mph during the fifth and final ODI in Manchester.
After being hit, Morgan did not feature in the rest of the game as he was diagnosed with a concussion.
However, the England ODI skipper admitted that he was lucky to have escaped with a concussion as the outcome could have been far worse had he not been wearing a helmet.
“I feel incredibly lucky, considering the position I was in,” he told Sky Sports. “The medical staff were excellent in dealing with the situation. I am now fully fit and raring to get back into it.
“The ball hit the softest part of the helmet but the helmet did its job and probably saved my life. But there was no way I could have batted on.”