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Steve Smith ruled out of the 2nd Ashes 2019 Test with a concussion



Steve Smith ruled out of the 2nd Ashes 2019 Test with a concussion

Steve Smith has been ruled out of the remainder of the second Test due to a concussion after the blow that he suffered on the back of his next while batting on Day 4 of the ongoing match against England.

Smith was hit just below his left ear by a brutal 148kmph bouncer by Jofra Archer and the 30-year-old went down to the ground after suffering the blow.

Marnus Labuschange has taken to the field as a substitute fielder to Smith on Day 5. Australia has announced Labuschange as the replacement for Steve Smith under new concussion rules for the remainder of the ongoing Test.

As per the Cricket Australia, Steve Smith passed a series of concussion tests following the incident on Day 4 resumed the innings before dismissed on 92 by Chris Woakes.

IndiaToday reported, Steve has been closely monitored by medical staff overnight and this morning reported that after sleeping well, he woke with a bit of a headache and a feeling of grogginess. Steve’s left arm which was also struck during his innings yesterday was much better.

Australia concussion protocol, there is no minimum amount of time a player must wait before playing again, although a statement said the short turnaround to the next Test is not in his favor.

Steve Smith, player of the match after making 144 and 142 in Australia’s first-test win at Edgbaston, is third in the ICC Test batting rankings.

Source- Ashes 2019: Steve Smith out of second Test

Source- Steve Smith ruled out of 2nd Ashes 2019 Test due to delayed concussion; Marnus Labuschagne named a replacement

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