Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne was hit by a bouncing delivery on his helmet and was taken off the field at Manuka Oval on a stretcher on the second day of the test match against Australia.
Karunaratne crumpled to the ground after ducking into a Pat Cummins bouncer which rocketed into the back of his helmet after tea on the second day Saturday.
Play was stopped for several minutes as the Sri Lankan medical staff came out to assess the physical state of the opener, before taking him off the field on a motorised stretcher.
The 30-year-old Karunaratne, who retired hurt on 46, left the ground on a motorized stretcher.
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He appeared to be conscious, although medical staff appeared concerned about his neck.