Roy set to play in third Test after passing concussion test

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21 Aug 2019 | 12:09 PM
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Roy set to play in third Test after passing concussion test

The opener was struck by a throw-down from ex-England international Marcus Trescothick during practice

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England batsman Jason Roy has passed a concussion test after being hit in the nets ahead of the third Ashes Test against Australia at Headingley. 

The 29-year-old opener was struck by a throw-down from ex-England international Marcus Trescothick, working with the team in a temporary coaching capacity, during practice on Tuesday. 

World Cup winner Roy was assessed after taking the blow and was able to continue batting. 

But he also required a follow-up check on the eve of the match on Wednesday to determine any delayed symptoms. 

Roy, 29, will be assessed again before the third Test starts on Thursday. 

Meanwhile Ollie Pope, a Surrey team-mate of Roy’s, has been placed on standby. 

The 21-year-old Pope, who has played two Tests, is now on his way to Leeds.

Australia’s star batsman Steve Smith has already been ruled out of the match with concussion suffered when he was hit by a Jofra Archer bouncer in the drawn second Test at Lord’s. 

Ashes holders Australia lead the five-match series 1-0.

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