Matthew Hayden: Cricketer fractures spine in surfing accident

    Matthew Hayden played 103 Tests for Australia between 1994 and 2009.

    (CNN)He withstood some of the world's most ferocious fast bowlers, but former Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden says he "dodged a bullet" after fracturing a vertebra in his spine in a surfing accident.

    Hayden, 46, posted pictures on Instagram of his bloodied head in a neck brace after the incident off Stradbroke Island in Queensland off the east coast of Australia.