'It says a lot about Sean doesn't it?' A spokesman for the NSW State Coroner Michael Barnes said Abbott had been excused from giving evidence in person, but did not say why. news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site. If Sean Abbott is looking ... 'Auto-pilot' will help Sean Abbott's Sheffield Shield return after Phillip Hughes' death. Looking pale and exhausted, Abbott arrived at St Vincent's wearing a navy baseball hat at 2.30pm. 'I hope he's got support... You just worry that this could jeopardise Sean Abbott and his cricket career and we don't want that.'. The 21-year-old, who plays for New South Wales, was bowling when Hughes collapsed at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday and was the first player to rush to his side. And that the players around Hughes on the field that day had been subject to emotional trauma. ', New South Wales' Sean Abbott (right) bowled the bouncer that hit Phil Hughes on Tuesday, Friends, teammates and Australian cricket figures have rallied around Abbott. - - - "His death is a very sad day for cricket and a heartbreaking day for his family. Tributes continued over the weekend to mark the death of Phillip Hughes. 'You know you're always on edge bowling fast or being out there batting,' Lee told Channel 9. 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Counsel for the Hughes family, Greg Melick, SC, has suggested the NSW team targeted Phillip Hughes with a flurry of fast, short-pitched balls and bowled him 20 of the 23 bouncers delivered on the day. A “broken” Sean Abbott (22) faced rebuilding his life Friday after the death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, who died after being hit in the neck by a bouncer delivered by Abbott. Cricket legend Glenn McGrath tweeted a message of support out to Sean Abbott. “A very sad day for the world of cricket. On Wednesday, Abbott returned to the SCG for a team counselling session and was supported by teammates and team officials who have been concerned. “I cannot recall any changes in the atmosphere or mood of the game after lunch. Sean Abbott does not want to see the laws of cricket changed to eradicate the use of bouncers because "there will always be risks in the game", the inquest into the death of Phillip Hughes … Picture: AFPSource:Supplied. Advertisement Facebook Count SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in hospital on Thursday, two days after the batsman was struck on the head by a bouncer during a domestic match. Indeed a sad moment for cricket.A visibly upset Abbott was pictured leaving Sydney's St. Vincent's Hospital on Thursday. Maybe the wicket was a little bit slower that day. Thoughts and prays are with his family as well as (bowler of the delivery) Sean Abbott.” - Former South Africa all-rounder Shaun Pollock @7polly7. Sean Anthony Abbott (born 29 February 1992) is an Australian professional cricketer originally from Windsor in New South Wales who has represented his country internationally. Mr Barnes said at the onset of the inquest that he extended his deep condolences to Phillip Hughes’ family who had been “devastated “ by his death. “When I had the opportunity I approached Jason Hughes and I said words to the effect of ‘Doug Bollinger just told me that he sledged them by saying he was going to kill them’. Picture: Nikki Short/AAPSource:Supplied, During the inquest it was alleged that Hughes’ batting partner Tom Cooper told Jason Hughes that fast bowler Doug Bollinger said to him, “I’m going to kill you.”, Sean Abbott said: “I cannot recall any sledging on the day.”. Sean Abbott leaves hospital surrounded by friends on Thursday, consoled by former Test opener Simon Katich (left) and a friend (right), Abbott delivered the ball that felled Hughes on Tuesday afternoon, Abbott was warmly embraced by teammates and cricketers at St Vincent's hospital on Thursday afternoon, Abbott, 22, was comforted at the hospital by players including Nathan Lyon. 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