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Australia opener Cameron Bancroft has been cleared of any serious injuries after he nicked a delivery into his throat.
Bancroft, who was banned for nine months for his involvement in the ball tampering scandal in the Test series against South Africa in March, was diagnosed with a cartilage tear in his trachea.
Despite this, he was released from a hospital in Darwin.
The incident occurred when Bancroft was playing for the Desert Blaze team in Darwin’s Strike League on Saturday.
It is understood that Bancroft miscued a lap sweep and the ball proceeded to hit him in the throat.
The 25-year-old was on his knees for several minutes, but continued batting before being dismissed for 62 shortly after.
He was taken to hospital afterwards as a precautionary measure, but was released on Sunday after scans confirmed that he hadn’t suffered a serious injury.
It has also been confirmed that the injury will heal naturally and Bancroft won’t be required to undergo surgery.