Sport is a past time that we in Australia take for granted. We all head out most weekends to enjoy playing our favourite sport or to watch our kids or partners partake. Great fitness, great fun – it’s what it should be.
There are then our sporting heroes. Men and women who make it to the elite level of their chosen sport – and this story is about Phillip Hughes. The incident that caused the fatal injury and subsequent death was a tragedy indeed.
Cricket Australia has conducted a thorough independent review of the former Test Cricketers death and come up with a series of recommendations to be implemented in at all first-class cricket in Australia. The report is very detailed and there are some 65 points to go through which cover the circumstance in with injury occurred; what the injury was; if the equipment was sufficient, flawed or required review; and interestingly items 53-56 refers to “Injuries of the Heart”.