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Hayden says he 'dodged a bullet' after fracturing spine in surfing accident

Matthew Hayden, 46, took on the waves off the Queensland coast with his son Josh over the weekend and came off second best

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Matthew Hayden posted two pictures to his Instagram page

Former Australia batsman Matthew Hayden says he "dodged a bullet" after fracturing his spine in a surfing accident.

Hayden, 46, took on the waves off the Queensland coast with his son Josh over the weekend and came off second best.

He posted a pair of pictures to his Instagram account, in which he was both bloodied and wearing a neck brace, to inform his followers of what happened.

"Took on Straddie back bank yesterday with @josh_hayden28 and lost!!! Game over for a few days," he wrote.

"Fractured C6, torn C5, C4 ligaments safe to say I truly have dodged a bullet.

"Just wanted to say a big thank you to all our mates on Straddie [Stradbroke Island] who have been so supportive.

"Thank you everyone. On the road to recovery."

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