Australian opener Chris Rogers will miss the second test against the West Indies, after a concussion which also ruled him out of the first test.
Team doctor Peter Brukner was concerned the blow which struck Rogers on the helmet in the training nets ten days ago, was unlike the most common concussion which takes a week to resolve.
Brukner believes the concussion suffered by Rogers will take a while to fully recover.
“While most concussions resolve within as week there is a significant number who remain symptomatic and require a longer period of recovery,” he said.
“Unfortunately Chris is in this category. We will continue to monitor his progress and hopefully it will not be too long before he is back to full training.”
Cricket Australia now has a much more conservative view of concussion than in the past and have now implemented a strict guidelines, which have guided the decision to rest Rogers in Jamaica.
In the meantime with Rogers out, Australia is likely to rely on the same team that beat West Indies in the first test.
Shaun Marsh will be working heavily with fellow opener David Warner to secure some early runs for Australia. No doubt Australian selectors will be watching Marsh’s performance in the Caribbean, alongside with Adam Voges who is firing on all cylinders following a century in his debut.
The second test will commence on today at 10.00 am local time at Kingston. -Joseph Walz
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