Published: Thu, October 11, 2018
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Matthew Hayden fractures spine while surfing and admits: 'I've dodged a bullet'

Matthew Hayden fractures spine while surfing and admits: 'I've dodged a bullet'

QUEENSLAND cricket great Matthew Hayden appears to have had a narrow escape from major injury following a holiday surfing accident.

In a previous post he had mentioned he had been surfing with his son when he had the accident and it "was game over".

Ok. Last attention seeking post I promise.

Hayden said he was able to get back onto the beach, but had scans later that day, which revealed the extent of his injuries.

Despite the incident, Hayden appeared to be in good spirits as he thanked all his friends who helped him after the incident.

"Safe to say I truly have dodged a bullet", Hayden wrote.


"Just wanted to say a big thank you to all our mates on Straddie who have been so supportive", he added on Instagram.

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.

"I wasn't knocked out".

"I heard this god almighty click in my neck". He took to social media platform Instagram to share the pictures of the injury.

Hayden played global cricket for 15 years, scoring more than 8,600 runs in Test matches including a then record top score of 380.

In his 15-year illustrious career, Matthew Hayden represented the Australian Cricket team in 103 test matches, 161 ODI matches, and 9 T20 Internationals.

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