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Rogers won’t knock CA concussion approach

AAP Australian Sports – Chris Rogers, the first test case of Cricket Australia’s concussion reforms, believes the governing body deserves kudos rather than condemnation for their handling of head knocks.

Summary

  • Chris Rogers, the first test case of Cricket Australia’s concussion reforms, believes the governing body deserves kudos rather than condemnation for their handling of head knocks.
  • The technique of Australia’s team doctor Richard Saw has been scrutinised more than that of any player since Steve Smith hit the deck after being struck on the neck by a Jofra Archer bouncer.
  • If not for the recent concussion substitute rule, which CA repeatedly lobbied the International Cricket Council for after initially hitting a brick wall, he may have been less likely to report symptoms on Sunday morning.
  • Rogers suffered a delayed concussion in 2015, when Australia’s former team doctor Peter Brukner used recently-gained powers to declare him unavailable in the West Indies.
  • I’ve been hit on the head far worse than my one in the West Indies and didn’t get a delayed concussion,” said Rogers, currently coaching a CA develop squad in India.

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