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Richie Benaud recovering after car crash

ESPN staff
October 24, 2013
Richie Benaud was more concerned about his car © Getty Images

Legendary cricket commentator Richie Benaud is recovering in hospital following a car crash in Sydney. He is described as being in a stable condition

The accident happened when Benaud, 83, was driving home on Wednesday after playing golf.

It is being reported that he has shoulder and chest injuries, as well as suffering a broken sternum.

"No one else was injured, and I was more worried about the car than myself," Benaud said.

A statement from Australian broadcaster Channel Nine said Benaud "was driving home alone to Coogee mid-morning yesterday when the accident happened. Police attended and there were no charges. The car had mounted a nature strip and hit a small brick wall."

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