Prof. Arjuna de Silva, the chairman of the medical panel of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board was surprised when he received a call from Trinidad on Sunday late evening.
The unknown caller was Michael Solozano, the father of Jeremy, who was hit on the helmet off Dimuth Karunaratne’s powerful shot while fielding at short leg minutes before lunch on the first day of the ongoing Test match. The 26-year-old left-handed batman was taken off the field on a stretcher and transferred to a Nawaloka Hospital from the Galle Stadium in an ambulance for scans.
The family in Trinidad woke up with the news on TV. “I spoke with the doctor (Prof. Arjuna de Silva. He (Prof.) is indeed a wonderful person.
He said he (my son) is fine and will be released on Monday”, Michael Solozano, speaking exclusively over the telephone from Trinidad, said to the Reporter.
“Yes, I also got a call from him and he is better now”, the father, who has been his mentor, added. West Indies debutant Jeremy Solozano is “most-likely” to be out of the first ongoing Test match against Sri Lanka.
“He is better now and scan-reports are also normal. He was unconscious for a while and therefore these concussions tests are mandatory”, one of the sources, speaking exclusively over the telephone from Colombo. A neurosurgeon having specialty in neck pain , back pain and headache is looking after the player.
Jeremy Solozano, who wore a helmet while fielding at short-leg, but this has been his regular fielding position, informs his childhood coach David Furlone.
“He fields at short-leg position for the Trinidad team also”, he said over the telephone. The coach got Jeremy’s injury news from team’s wicket-keeper Joshua Da Silva, who also plays for Trinidad.