Steven Smith retired hurt after hit the Jofra Archer’s bouncer

Steven Smith retired hurt after hit the Jofra Archer’s bouncer

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Again Steven Smith is playing a vital role for Australia. He scored 92 runs in 161 balls with the help of 14 fours. Australia have scored 250 runs in the first inning with the help of Steven Smith innings. But, When Steven Smith was batting on 80 runs, Jofra Archer Bowled a bouncer and Smith was injured his neck. After that, Smith was retired hurt, but he came to bat again but missed his well-deserved century by eight runs.

Steven Smith got a serious injury. “Steve was hit on the neck below the left ear,” an Australia team spokesman said. “He was assessed lying on the pitch at the instructions of team doctor Richard Saw. Dr Saw made the precautionary decision to remove Steve from the field of play to have him 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 blow to his neck, Steve 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’ll be assessed on an ongoing basis.”

“Because he was hit in the neck and not in the helmet or in the head maybe that had a bit of an impact, it was like getting a soft tissue injury,” Justin Langer said. “He got hit on the arm as well and then hit on the neck. But as soon as he got up in the medical room, it was like ‘Nah I’m going okay’, then he had the concussion testing, and the doctor came through and said ‘he’s passed all that and he’s pretty good’. By the time he walked back in the dressing room, he just couldn’t wait to get back out there again.”

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