Helmet knocked off, bloodied Carey bats on for Australia

Australia's Alex Carey, left, talks to teammate Adam Zampa during a drinks break after he was hit off the bowling of England's Jofra Archer during the

Australia's Alex Carey, left, talks to teammate Adam Zampa during a drinks break after he was hit off the bowling of England's Jofra Archer during the

Australia's Alex Carey talks to teammate Adam Zampa during a drinks break after he was hit off the bowling of England's Jofra Archer during the Cricke

Australia's Alex Carey talks to teammate Adam Zampa during a drinks break after he was hit off the bowling of England's Jofra Archer during the Cricke

Australia's Alex Carey, left, is attended by a medic after he was hit off the bowling of England's Jofra Archer during the Cricket World Cup semi-fina

Australia's Alex Carey, left, is attended by a medic after he was hit off the bowling of England's Jofra Archer during the Cricket World Cup semi-fina

Australia's batsman Alex Carey, right, gets some treatment form a team-medic after hit on his chin by a delivery from England's Chris Woakes during th

Australia's batsman Alex Carey, right, gets some treatment form a team-medic after hit on his chin by a delivery from England's Chris Woakes during th

Australia's Alex Carey calls for medical help after he was hit off the bowling of England's Jofra Archer during the Cricket World Cup semi-final match

Australia's Alex Carey calls for medical help after he was hit off the bowling of England's Jofra Archer during the Cricket World Cup semi-final match

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — As a wicketkeeper Alex Carey is used to catching things at high speed. That now includes his own helmet.

England pacer Jofra Archer — who can reach speeds of 150 kph (95 mph) — bowled a rising delivery which hit Carey around the jaw with enough force to knock off his protective helmet .

Carey's reactions were sufficiently quick to catch the helmet — avoiding any danger to his stumps — before immediately raising a hand and calling for aid.

There was a lengthy delay as Carey was checked over and his bleeding chin was bandaged. He was on 4 at the time, and was allowed to keep going. His side was also in trouble, and he was needed to steady the innings.

Carey needed medical attention twice more, eventually receiving bandaging around his jaw and head.

Batting with blood seeping through the bandages, the left-hander shared a 103-run partnership for the fourth wicket with former captain Steve Smith after the pair came together on 14-3.

Carey was caught on the boundary after advancing to attack a delivery from spinner Adil Rashid. He departed for a 70-ball 46 in the 28th over, with four boundaries.

Serious head injuries are rare in cricket but the danger is always there, even with a helmet.

Australian batsman Phillip Hughes died in 2014 two days after he was hit on the head by a ball during a domestic first-class match. He was wearing a helmet.

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