Karunaratne cleared of serious injury after scary hit to the back of the neck

Dimuth Karunaratne cleared bat after being discharged from hospital and passing concussion test Australia Sri Lanka 2nd Test Canberra cricket

Dimuth Karunaratne was cleared to bat again after being discharged from the hospital and passing a concussion test

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Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne was discharged from the hospital and even cleared to bat again after he was given a clean bill of health after being struck on the back of the neck.

Karunratne was hit by a 142kph delivery from Australia seamer Pat Cummins on the second day of the ongoing second Test in Canberra.

The 30-year-old, who was on 46 at the time, was stretchered off and taken to hospital, where he was assessed and released on Saturday evening.

After clearing a concussion test prior to the start of the third day on Sunday morning, he was given permission to bat again.

“Dimuth will be at the ground and SLC has cleared him to bat. They have said said there are no concussion issues,” an update, as quoted by ESPNcricinfo, said.

Karunaratne also took to Twitter to thank Cricket Australia and the medical staff for looking after him.

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