Concussed Rogers not ready for Test


Veteran Australia opener Chris Rogers has been dealt another blow in his farewell away summer tour, after he was ruled out of the second Test against the West Indies in Jamaica due to injury.

Rogers, who is retiring after the Ashes, was struck on the head while batting in the nets ahead of the first Test in Dominica, and was ruled out of that match with a concussion.

It has been formally announced that those symptoms have not cleared up enough. Team doctor Peter Brukner said: "Chris has improved but he is still not 100 percent so we are restricting his training.

"Therefore he is unavailable for selection for the second Test.

"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."

This means Shaun Marsh will continue to open alongside David Warner, and Adam Voges batting in the middle. An unchanged side is expected for the second Test at Sabina Park, starting on Thursday.

Although the 37 year-old Rogers has now suffered his second knock to the head in less than a year, Australia captain Michael Clarke says the opener will play in the Ashes in July.

Clarke said: "He's scored a lot of runs there, knows the conditions as an experienced top order batter. It helps a lot over in those conditions against a pretty good attack."