Aussie cricketer Phillip Hughes dies 2 days after being struck in head

Aussie cricketer Phillip Hughes dies 2 days after being struck in head
Australian batsman Phillip Hughes in a Sept 11, 2011, file picture raising his bat and helmet in celebration after scoring a century (100 runs) during the fourth day of the third and final Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at The Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) Ground in Colombo. Hughes died on Nov 27, 2014.

SYDNEY - Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Nov 27 after being struck by a ball and suffering a severe head injury two days earlier.

"We are extremely sad to announce that Phillip Hughes has passed away at the age of 25," Cricket Australia said in a statement.

"Our thoughts go out to Phillip's family, friends, and the entire cricket community on this incredibly sad day."

Hughes was struck in the head while batting in a match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Nov 25.

He underwent emergency surgery and was put in an induced coma but never regained consciousness.

"He was not in pain before he passed and was surrounded by his family and close friends," Cricket Australia said.

"As a cricket community we mourn his loss and extend our deepest sympathies to Phillip's family and friends at this incredibly sad time."

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