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Kaushal Silva discharged from hospital with a clean bill of health

Kaushal Silva discharged from hospital with a clean bill of health
Kaushal Silva is expected to be in the Sri Lankan squad for the England tour.
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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has confirmed that opening batsman Kaushal Silva has been discharged from the hospital after receiving a “clean bill of health” from the doctors.

Silva was airlifted to a hospital in Colombo after he was struck on the head during a practice game while fielding at short leg.

In a media release, SLC revealed that Silva suffered a mild concussion and has now been given a green signal to resume physical activity after being under observation for 36 hours.

“Sri Lanka Cricket is happy to announce that batsman Kaushal Silva has been discharged from hospital in Colombo having been issued a clean bill of health by medical experts,” said the release.

“Specialists attending to him have confirmed that he suffered ‘a mild concussion’ and has now been completely cleared to resume physical activity after being kept under strict observation for the past 36 hours.”

The SLC release further detailed that Silva will rest for two more days and slowly resume training before starting batting practice next week.

“Silva will be completely rested for a further two days, and will gradually restart training with mild gym and ground activity, and is expected to resume batting practice by early next week.”

The 29-year-old thanked SLC, Angelo Mathews and Sanath Jayasuriya for helping him with the treatment and said that he was looking to get back onto the field.

“I want to thank SLC, Angelo Mathews and Sanath Jayasuriya for getting me treated and helping get me to this stage,” said Silva.

“I also want to thank all the people who wished me well from around the world.

“I will rest for a couple of days, but am really looking forward to getting back onto the field and playing well.”

In the 2015-16 AIA Premier League Tournament in Sri Lanka, Silva played five games for the Sinhalese Sports Club and scored 582 runs from seven innings at an average of 97.00 including two double centuries.

Before getting injured, Silva also hit a century in the same practice game at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium and is likely to feature in the Sri Lankan squad for the England tour which is expected to be named on Wednesday.

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