Cricket Legend Matthew Hayden Fractures Spine In Surfing Accident

Cricket Legend Matthew Hayden Fractures Spine In Surfing Accident

Taking to his official Instagram account, the 46-year-old posted a picture of him on a hospital bed in a neck brace. Especially Ben & Sue Kelley for the fast diagnosis with MRI, CT scan.

It's not Hayden's first accident in south east Queensland waters.

Former Australian Test cricketer Matthew Hayden said he "dodged a bullet" while surfing on Friday.

In his post he revealed that he had gone for surfing on Straddie Back Bank with his son Joshua Hayden and possibly lost his balance to sustain an injury to his head.

Former South African player Jonty Rhodes it seems has seen the amusing side in this incident and posted a comment on Hayden's picture, comparing his injuries to the map of Tamil Nadu.

"Game over for a few days", he wrote.

Matthew Hayden

"Thank you everyone. On the road to recovery".

Hayden told the Brisbane tabloid, The Courier Mail, that he was knocked on to the sandback on top of his head when he ducked under one of the dozen waves. Then it twisted my head with my own weight and the weight of the wave.

He added, "I wasn't knocked out". He and two colleagues, including former Australia allrounder Andrew Symonds, eventually swam a kilometre to shore.

In 161 one-day worldwide matches he scored 6,133 runs at an average of 43.80.

Hayden scored 8,625 Tests runs with 30 centuries for a career average of 50.73, making him 20th on the list of all-time Test run scorers.

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