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England batsman James Taylor has revealed that captain Eoin Morgan is “all right” after he suffered a concussion during the fifth and final ODI against Australia in Manchester on Sunday.
Morgan was struck on the side of the helmet by a Mitchell Starc bouncer, which was clocked at just over 90 mph, in the seventh over. The England skipper ended up retiring hurt on one run and did not return as his side were beaten by eight wickets, which saw Australia clinch the series 3-2.
“He obviously got a nasty blow on the head and he has been concussed,” Taylor, who took over as captain when Morgan left the field, told the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) website. “I’ve just spoken to him and he says he’s all right. Hopefully he can just rest up for the next week.”
England head coach Trevor Bayliss added: “He’s all right, he’s got a bit of a lump on his head and a bit of a headache but he’s up and about now having a chat. When anyone gets hit it’s an anxious moment but he walked off the field, which I think is a good sign. He was a bit dizzy for a while, it took an hour or so for him to come good but the medical staff will keep a close eye on him.”