The unlucky incident occurred on the fourth ball of the twenty fourth over in the course of the first session on day one of many Test at Galle Stadium.
Roston Chase bowled a brief supply to Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne. In response, Karunaratne struck a strong pull shot off the again-foot straight within the route of Solozano, who received little or no time to duck.
The 26-12 months-outdated was smashed in entrance of his helmet grille with the rear a part of the helmet coming off on impression.
Solozano lay nonetheless on the bottom, surrounded by the gamers whereas the physio tended to him. In the dressing room, West Indies coach Phil Simmons regarded a anxious man. Solozano was consequently stretchered off the sector by the medical employees and was taken to a hospital in an ambulance.
“Injury Update. Debutant Jeremy Solozano was stretchered off the field after receiving a blow to his helmet while fielding. He has been taken to the hospital for scans. We are hoping for a speedy recovery. We’ll update you once we hear more. Shai Hope is the substitute fielder at this time,” tweeted Windies Cricket.
After electing to bat first, Sri Lanka are 110/0 in 41 overs with Karunaratne (59 not out) and Pathum Nissanka (43 not out) on the crease.