Second Smith hit could be catastrophic: expert

Original article by Jill Margo
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 5 : 20-Aug-19

Dr Adrian Cohen says Steve Smith should not be allowed to play in the third Ashes cricket test, which starts on 22 August. Smith was hit on the neck during the second Test and became the first player to be replaced under international cricket’s new concussion substitution rule. Cohen is the founder of concussion research and advocacy organisation Headspace. He says the brain needs around eight to 10 days to recover from concussion, and any blow to Smith’s head or neck before the end of that period could prove fatal.

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