Concussion Floors Aussie Justin Langer

Cricket News 21/10/02

Australian opening batsman Justin Langer, has undergone a precautionary X-ray after being struck on the head by a ball while fielding on the third day of the third test match against Pakistan in Sharjah on Monday.

The X-ray did not reveal anything of concern, but the player is suffering from concussion and as such, is unlikely to return to the field in the current match if required.

Langer, returned to the ground following the X-ray and his condition will be assessed on an ongoing basis. He was struck by the ball while fielding at short-leg during the morning session, when Pakistan batsman Hassan Raza, clipped a delivery from Shane Warne off his pads.

The fielder turned his head and the ball impacted on the back right of his skull, just below the line of the helmet he was wearing.

Langer, was treated on the field by Australian team physiotherapist Stephen Partridge, before departing for a local hospital for further assessment of the injury, including the X-ray.

Source: ACB

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