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Abbott 'confused' after Hughes strike

AAP logoAAP 11/10/2016 Rebekah Ison and Rob Forsaith

NSW bowler Sean Abbott has made his first statement since Phillip Hughes was fatally struck by one of his deliveries almost two years ago, describing being in a daze and feeling "super tired" for days after the incident.

Abbott was not required at the inquest into the death of Hughes, who died two days after he was struck in the side of the neck during a Sheffield Shield match in November 2014.

In a written statement read on Wednesday at the Coroner's Court, Abbott says he was confused, upset and had a headache upon returning to the change room after Hughes was taken off the field.

"It was all a bit of a blur and I felt like I was in a bit of a daze. I felt super tired," he said.

"These feelings stayed with me for the next few days."

In his statement, Abbott describes running to the other end of the pitch and holding Hughes' head after he was hit.

"After Phillip was struck, I saw him start to sway and I ran to the other end of the pitch, and I held the right side of his head with my left hand."

He said he has not viewed the video footage of the match since that day.

He said people kept coming up to him in the change room but he can't remember what they said.

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