Zimbabwean fast bowler Keegan Meth lost two teeth a few months ago when Bangladeshi Batsman Nasir Hossain hit a come-backer which nailed Keegan square in the face. Sorry for being late to the viewing party but we figured it best to warn all of the dangers of cricket. Cricket doesn’t necessarily bring to mind images of blood or injuries, but the below video does confirm that like many other seemingly docile sports, it is not to be taken lightly.
ESPN described the carnage:
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The injury caused him to drip so much blood onto the pitch, the umpires had to ask for him to be removed from the field as a matter of urgency. It took 18 stitches to sew him back together that afternoon but Meth was back at the ground in time to bat, and would have, had he not been advised to stay off the park. For five days after that, he could not eat, and he lost nine kilograms as a result. His team-mates did not expect to see him back on the field for at least three months.
The thought of spending that much time out of the game was unthinkable for Meth, who was back in training two weeks after the incident.