Austalia opener Chris Rogers has been ruled out of the second Test against the West Indies in Jamaica due to concussion.
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The veteran batsman did not feature in Australia’s first Test win over the home side after being struck in the head by a nets bowler two days before the series opener.
Rogers suffered dizziness and headaches in the days following the incident and is still showing signs of concussion nine days later.
Team doctor Peter Brukner said that whilst Rogers’ condition had improved, the 37-year-old needs more time to recover.
“Chris has improved but he is still not 100 per cent so we are restricting his training (and) therefore he is unavailable for selection for the second Test,” Brukner is quoted as saying by Cricket.com.au.
“While most concussions resolve within a week there is a significant number who remain symptomatic and require a longer period of recovery. 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.”
Shaun Marsh is set to keep his spot at the top of the order.
Australia will be looking to clean sweep the series in Kingston after winning the first Test by nine wickets.