Chris Rogers knocked out of second Test against West Indies
ONGOING symptoms of concussion have ruled veteran Australian opening batsman Chris Rogers out of the second Test against the West Indies in Kingston, starting tonight.
The 37-year-old (pictured) also missed the first Test after being struck on the helmet in the nets.
Australian team doctor Peter Brukner said, like most other sports, cricket was taking a more conservative approach to players dealing with concussion.
"Chris has improved, but he is still not 100%, so we are restricting his training. Therefore he is unavailable for selection for the second Test," Brukner said. "We will continue to monitor his progress and hopefully it will not be too long before he is back to full training."
Adam Voges - who became the oldest centurion in a debut Test with an unbeaten 138 in Dominica - will retain his place in the middle order, with Shaun Marsh set to open again despite making just 19 in the first Test.
Marsh and all-rounder Shane Watson, who scored just 11 and took no wickets from 10 overs in the nine-wicket victory, would have been under pressure to keep their places if Rogers had been passed fit.
Meanwhile former England all-rounder Chris Lewis has been released from prison after serving six years for drug smuggling.
The 47-year-old was sentenced to 13 years' jail in May 2009 for smuggling liquid cocaine valued at more than $A190,000 into Britain hidden in fruit juice tins in his cricket bag.
He was stopped at Gatwick airport after a flight from the West Indies in December 2008.