"The reality is at the time [Saturday] he didn't have a concussion."
Smith underwent a "precautionary scan" of his neck that thankfully has not revealed any structural damage.
"I think it was important that we bounced back strongly after Edgbaston and I think we've certainly done that."
Jofra Archer has changed the mood if not the scoreline.
Australia leave Lord's bruised but with their lead intact.
Steve Smith out, Marnus Labuschagne in.
The marquee might read England v Australia, but we all know it's Steve Smith v Jofra Archer
Woakes enjoyed Archer v Smith just as much as the rest of us.
Thankfully, Smith appears to have suffered no lasting damage.
Click to see Steve Smith's 'cat on a hot tin roof' impression.