James Pattinson’s heart skipped a beat as his delivery hit all rounder Shane Watson on the helmet during a nets session.
The bouncer knocked Watson to the ground, but thankfully he walked away from the incident without injury.
Watson was checked over by team doctor Peter Brukner and was given the all clear to continue training.
The incident come just a month after Phillip Hughes tragically died after being hit in the neck during a Sheffield Shield game.
Australian vice captain Brad Haddin said “He’s shaken as anyone would be. I can’t really go into any more details because there’s no more details to give.”
This incident is an increasing number of knocks to the head since Hughes sadly perished. Virat Kohli was struck by Mitchell Johnson during the first test, he also was ok but shaken.
Watson had spoken earlier in the month of his struggle in overcoming what happened to Hughes and focusing on the test series with India.
“Some guys are a bit more affected than others, but every session we were out there you can see everyone starting to gradually find their feet and getting back to what we love doing. There’s a lot of inner demons we’ve had to find our way through.”
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