He also posted a picture where we see him wearing a neck brace due to some serious head lacerations. "Last attention seeking post I promise", and thanked his friends who gave him enormous support after the accident. "Especially Ben and Sue Kelley for the fast diagnosis with MRI, CT scan", Hayden said.
The 46-year-old was surfing with his son Josh off North Stradbroke Island near Brisbane, Queensland on Saturday when the accident occurred. He posted pictures of his injuries on Instagram and said that it was "game over for a few days". "Thank you everyone. On the road to recovery", he wrote.
He added, "I wasn't knocked out".
It capped a bad weekend for Hayden, who earlier had posted a photo of two nasty abrasions on his forehead caused by an earlier fall. Then it twisted my head with my own weight and the weight of the wave.
Recently, Mathew Hayden got involved in an accident and has suffered a horrific injury near his head.
In all, Hayden played 273 internationals for Australia between 1994 and 2008, scoring just over 15,000 runs.
He finished his career as one of Australia's best test openers, with 30 centuries and a batting average of more than 50.