Chamika Karunaratne was seriously injured while playing in Sri Lanka’s domestic league, the Lankan Premier League (LPL). This incident occurred yesterday during the match between the Galle Gladiators and the Kandy Falcons at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota. The tragic incident happened when the ball struck him in the mouth and broke four of his teeth while he was attempting to take catch in this match.
It is common for players to sustain injuries on the field. Players can sustain injuries, both minor and severe. Chamika Karunaratne was seriously injured in this incident.
Chamika Karunaratne was injured in the fourth over of the match, bowled by Carlos Brathwaite. Nuwanidu Fernando try to hit a boundary on the off-side with the first ball of the over. However, the ball did not connect properly with the bat and bounced up. At the same time, Chamika Karunaratne, an off-side fielder, ran back to catch this ball. Karunaratne couldn’t understand the trajectory of the ball during this run. The ball sailed through the air and landed in Karunaratne’s mouth. Chamika Karunaratne didn’t miss the catch and kept it in his hand even after it hit his mouth. We can see in the video that the mouth is cut and full of blood.
Watch, Chamika Karunaratne lost 4 teeth while taking a catch:
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Chamika Karunaratne was immediately admitted to the hospital with a severe mouth injury. According to the latest reports, Karunaratne has lost four teeth. According to team management, Karunaratne will undergo surgery soon.