Victorian youngster Mackenzie Harvey avoided a near-disaster after smashing in to a fence while fielding at the WACA

Victorian young gun Mackenzie Harvey was forced from the field at the WACA on Tuesday having narrowly avoided disaster after colliding with a concrete fence while fielding.

The 20-year-old slammed his side into the concrete gutter, which was less than 2m inside the boundary rope, and slammed his shoulder in to the plastic fencing above it during the one-day clash with Western Australia.

The picket fence was pushed backwards and left severely dented as Harvey sat stationary for a minute before his teammates rushed to see if he was OK.

Ouch! Hopefully Mac Harvey is ok after this heavy collision with the WACA fence

WA batsman Josh Inglis, who struck the ball that Harvey was trying to stop going over the boundary, also went to see if he was OK before medical staff arrived.

Team mates check on the welfare of Mackenzie Harvey of Victoria after hitting the fence at the WACA (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)Source:Getty Images

After several minutes Harvey was able to stand up and rubbing his elbow and back walked around the boundary to the changerooms.

He didn’t return for the final eight overs of WA’s innings.

Nasty incident at the WACA with Mackenzie Harvey crashing into a concrete wall near the boundary trying to stop a four. Fingers crossed he's all good. Class act from Josh Inglis who ran straight over to check on him.

Harvey had launched himself in the air to stop the ball and couldn’t avoid the concrete gutter and the fence which was ominously close to the boundary rope on both sides of the wicket.

There was no foam covering on top of the rope, as it seen at most international and Big Bash games.

The WACA is no longer used for international cricket but still serves as the main ground for domestic cricket in WA.

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