It could have been worse, but Ashok Dinda, the former India paceman, has been cleared of anything too 'alarming' following scans after he copped a blow to his forehead while trying to take a catch off his own bowling during a Bengal T20 team training session in Kolkata on Monday.
The incident took place when a drilled drive from Birendra Vivek Singh burst through Dinda's hands and struck him flush on the forehead. Dinda, Bengal's highest wicket-taker in the last Ranji Trophy season, collapsed on his follow through.
He lay on the ground, but got up a while later and bowled a few more balls before leaving the field.
According to a report on PTI, Dinda's scans returned clear after he was taken to the hospital. "Dinda looked fine as he completed the over before returning to the dressing room," a CAB official was quoted as saying. "As a precautionary measure, he was taken for scans. There is nothing alarming but he has been advised two days of rest."
Bengal, placed in Group D in the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy, begin their campaign against Mizoram in Cuttack on February 21.