Canberra, February 2: Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne has been declared in "no danger" after being stretchered off in a neck brace while handling a nasty hit from Australia pacer Pat Cummins on Day 2 of the second Test between Australia and Sri Lanka here on Saturday. Thirty-year-old Karunaratne, who was 46 not out when he was hit in the back of the neck by a bouncer from Cummins, fell to the ground dropping his bat before the Australian cricketers ran for help.
Later, a doctor and physio were called for more medics after which the opener was put onto a stretcher and taken off the field. After a medical examination, it was declared that Karunaratne is in "no danger". Dimuth Karunaratne Injury Update: Sri Lankan Opener Hit on Neck by a Bouncer During AUS vs SL 2nd Test, Admitted to Hospital; Watch Video.
"Dimuth has been discharged from Canberra hospital following assessment and all cleared. A further update will be provided on his playing status tomorrow prior to play," Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) was quoted as saying by espncricinfo.