Richie Benaud injured in accident, more worried about car!

Sydney: Former Australian cricket captain Richie Benaud has injured himself in a car accident and will remain in hospital for two weeks to recover.

The 83-year-old cricketer-turned-commentator ended up with chest and shoulder injuries, besides a broken sternum, when his 1963 Sunbeam Alpine "mounted a nature strip and hit a small brick wall".

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

He is expected to be hospitalised for two weeks at the Prince of Wales hospital, local media reports stated.

Benaud`s wife Daphne said the former cricketer was recovering well.

"Richie`s remarkable," Mrs Benaud said.

"At first I was quite concerned but today he`s looking unbelievably well," she added.

Cricket Australia has wished Benaud a speedy recovery.

"We wish cricket legend Richie Benaud a speedy recovery after being involved in a car accident in Sydney," CA said in a tweet.