Rogers signalled to the dressing room after the second over of the fourth day at Lord’s before slumping to his knees.
Rogers taken out of circulation injured on morning four of this very second Test resulting from a concerning hasty game of giddiness on daytime four.
Rogers did not return to the field of play as his side completed a crushing 405-run win to level the Investec Series at 1-1, although Australia have been quick to play down concerns over the condition of their veteran batsman.
Rogers was struck behind the ear by James Anderson’s first delivery on Friday causing the former to gain a cut and bleed.
“Chris’s condition is certainly improving”, Brukner said today.
Having made his highest Test score of 173 and then 49 in the second innings at the time of his retired hurt, Rogers is a central plank of Australia’s batting order in this series, though he has flagged he will most likely retire from global cricket after the Ashes.
“The original tests have realized him of basically any severe devastation and that we sit up for the…
He has had scans and seen a specialist since yesterday to help determine the cause of his dizziness”, Australia team doctor Peter Brukner said in a CA statement.
He missed Australia’s two Tests in the West Indies in June through concussion after taking a blow to the head in training, and complained of headaches and dizzy spells for some time afterwards. “We are assured that that is one thing we will handle within the lead as much as the third check at Edgbaston”.
With Rogers’s participation in the third Test set to be a matter of medical clearance alone, the issue of who keeps wicket in that match promises to be the most taxing issue for Australia. The third Test begins on 29 July.
“So he has time to continue resting ahead of the Test match”, Brukner said.
“As a precaution he’ll be reviewed by the specialist in London again on Wednesday morning before re-joining the touring party”.