Steve Smith Head Injury: The Australian batsman was brutally hit on the uncovered part of the neck on Day 4 at Lord’s.
During the third day of the second Test of the ongoing 2019 Ashes series between England and Australia at Lord’s, Australia batsman Steve Smith walked off the ground after getting hit by a brutal Jofra Archer bouncer. Having coped the blow on the uncovered part of his neck, Smith immediately fell on the ground.
It was only a matter of seconds when the English players gathered around the Australian cricketer. Soon enough, medical teams of both the teams entered the ground to give immediate medical attention to Smith.
After a few-minute delay which saw the batsman going through the concussion Tests, it was eventually decided that Smith would walk off the ground. It is worth mentioning that it was a 154.66 kmph delivery which hit Smith on his neck.
Coming in to bat at No. 6 in the 23rd over, Smith was on his way to a third consecutive Test century. With Australia losing all their specialist batsmen, Smith made sure that he kept one end safe like he did in the first Test at Edgbaston.
At the time of walking off, Smith was batting on 80* (152). His innings was comprised of 11 fours. If further Test reveal that Smith has been concussed, he will take no further part in the match. It will become the first instance of a team using a concussion substitute since the new law has been brought into picture.
Steve Smith Head Injury:
— Hitesh Chugani (@hitsubishi) August 17, 2019
— Shaun griffin (@Shaun_griffin1) August 17, 2019
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 17, 2019
How Twitter reacted:
Right,,,,,..nobody wants to see that!!!!!! These three is one thing, injury is another😥😥.
— ian bishop (@irbishi) August 17, 2019
Holy crap. That was brutal. Smith absolutely flattened. #Ashes
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) August 17, 2019
You swore we’d keep it between us https://t.co/vyCevmWyan
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) August 17, 2019
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