Chris Rogers Still Suffering From Dizziness

Chris Rogers Still Suffering From Dizziness

Australian opening batsmen Chris Rogers faces a race against time to be passed fit ahead of the third Ashes Test starting on Wednesday at Edgbaston.

By Jack Vittles – Lead Cricket Writer – @JackVSport

The 37 year-old was forced to retire hurt in his second innings at Lord’s after reporting feeling faint and dizzy.

Rogers was not named in the Australian squad to take on Derbyshire in a tour match yesterday, and has not travelled with the side as he seeks further treatment in London.

David Warner has reported that Rogers asked him why the grandstand at Lord’s was moving when he walked to the middle of pitch at the conclusion of the over. After telling him nothing was happening, Warner told Rogers to sit down and called on the team physio.

If Rogers were to miss the next Test, it would be a great loss to an Australian side looking to capitalise on their crushing win at Lord’s and take a 2-1 lead in the series.

Rogers has already made a century in the series, and is second only to Steve Smith in the run scoring charts.

Australia’s team doctor Peter Brukner described Rogers’ injury as “damage to the vestibular apparatus” near the ear.

He added:

He seems to be improving very steadily and it’s a little bit early to say what’s going to happen. But if he continues to improve the way he does, he should be back playing cricket fairly soon. But as to exactly when, we can’t say. At this stage we certainly haven’t ruled him out of next week’s Test, it’s just a matter of seeing how he goes over the next 48 hours.


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