Steve Smith retired hurt in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s. Australian Cricketer Steve Smith was struck on the head by a deadly short bouncer from Jofra Archer ended with the batsman floored by a 92.4mph bouncer.
Steve Smith was on 80 not out, his latest epic knock of the series. Smith, who had already received treatment for a nasty blow on the left forearm and fended off a lightning-fast 96.1mph ball aimed at his ribs. Hit the deck immediately and remained on the floor for an extended period before stumbling to his feet.
Members of both teams’ medical staff attended to him and the 30-year-old was eventually persuaded to leave the pitch, despite being seemingly reluctant to do so.
A Statements read, “Steve Smith was hit on the neck below the left ear. He was assessed lying on the pitch at the instructions of team doctor Richard Saw. Dr Saw made the precautionary decision to remove Steve Smith from the field of play to have further assessed under Cricket Australia’s head impact protocol Steve then passed his assessments and will now be monitored on an ongoing basis, as is routine.”
Prior to the below to his neck, Steve Smith suffered a bruised left arm. He was given a compression bandage on the field of play to reduce the swelling and he took a painkiller. The arm was then iced in the dressing room before he returned to bat following the blow to his neck. it will be assessed on an ongoing basis.
He started playing more freely, scoring several boundaries soon after returning to the crease. Smith then dismissed by Chris Woaks lbw, which Australia east of their review on. He was already walking back to the dressing room as the review was in progress.
It was later revealed that Australia’s star man headed to The Hospital for a scan on his arm, where he was hit by an earlier ball by Archer.
The 30-year old man has been in stunning form and scored twin centuries to help Australia beat England in the Edgbaston Test and take a 1-0 lead.
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