South African Cricketer Assaulted in England Mondli Khumalo Has Third Brain Operation After Attacker's Arrest

South African Cricketer Assaulted in England Mondli Khumalo Has Third Brain Operation After Attacker's Arrest

  • Young cricketer Mondli Khumalo has undergone a third operation in hospital as he recovers from an assault
  • Khumalo, who currently plays in Somerset, south-west of England, was attacked in the early hours of Sunday morning
  • His parents have since been flown to the country to be by his side, while a 27-year-old man was arrested by police and remains under investigation

South African cricketer Mondli Khumalo's recovery in hospital is seemingly going positively after he was assaulted in the early hours of this past Sunday.

He underwent a third operation on his brain at the Southmead Hospital in Somerset in the south-west of England. Khumalo is in the United Kingdom playing for North Petherton Cricket Club as its overseas professional.

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Mondli Khumalo is currently recovering in hospital having undergone three brain operations.
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According to Sport24, his agent Rob Humphries said:

"There was a third bleed on the brain and it needed to be operated. That particular operation has been successful. There's been no further blood clotting and all of his vital numbers have started to go up as a result of that third surgery.

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"I spend the whole day with him and he's trying to open his eyes, trying to remove his breathing apparatus, and he can move his legs. The feedback is that they've reduced his sedation by quite a lot as he's showing physical signs of life, so the fact he can move his hands and legs is important."

EWN reported that the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture along with Cricket South Africa had pledged their support for Khumalo and his family. The Department of Home Affairs was roped in to fast-track their passport application so that they can be by his side.

27 year old man arrested in connection with the assault of South African cricketer Mondli Khumalo in England

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm in Bridgwater following the assault of South African cricketer Mondli Khumalo.

As reported on Sports Brief, Khumalo was beaten up in the early hours of Sunday morning near the Green Dragon pub in the Somerset town located in the southwest of England.

The 20-year-old lives in the area, playing cricket for North Petherton Cricket Club.

Source: SportsBrief.com