Kaushal Silva discharged from hospital
Sri Lankan cricketer Kaushal Silva, who was hospitalised on Sunday after being hit on the head by a cricket ball while fielding in a practice match, has been discharged from hospital. Professor Arjuna de Silva, who is a medical advisor to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), said that Kaushal Silva was discharged today following treatment and that he is expected to return to practice in the near future after a few days of rest. He said that the cricket board with be informed later regarding the exact date on which he can return for training. Silva was struck during a match in Pallekele. His scans were clear, but he was flown to a hospital in the capital Colombo for further tests and observation. According to reports, Silva was wearing a helmet with additional padding, a design introduced for player safety after the death of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes after being struck by a ball on the head in November 2014. Sunday’s match was part of Sri Lanka’s preparations for its tour of England next month, with the first of three tests starting at Headingley on May 19.