Dizzy Rogers might be ready for third Test

Australia

Opening batsman Chris Rogers could play for Australia in the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston after initial scans cleared him of any serious damage after he retired hurt while batting on the fourth morning of the second Test at Lord's.

The 37 year-old Rogers left the field because he felt groggy and dizziness after being hit on the helmet by England seamer James Anderson on day two of the Test match.

There would have been some concern in the Australia dressing room as Rogers missed the recent Test series against West Indies after being hit on the helmet while training before the first Test.

However, according to Australia's team doctor Peter Brukner, Rogers condition is improving and he could play a part in the third Test, which starts on 29 July.

Brukner said: "Chris's condition is certainly improving. He has had scans and seen a specialist since yesterday to help determine the cause of his dizziness.

"The initial scans have cleared him of any serious damage and we await the results of further tests. It appears the most likely diagnosis is a delayed ear problem related to being struck on day two of the Test match.

"We are confident that this is something we can manage in the lead up to the third Test at Edgbaston."

Brukner also confirmed that Rogers was not scheduled to take part in a tour match against Derbyshire, starting on Thursday, even before he sustained the head knock.

The doctor continued: "As a precaution he'll be reviewed by the specialist in London again on Wednesday morning before re-joining the touring party.

"Chris was not scheduled to play in the tour match against Derbyshire, so he has time to continue resting ahead of the Test match."

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