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Australia opening batsman Matt Renshaw will be sidelined for the rest of the third Test against Pakistan in Sydney after being diagnosed with a concussion.
Renshaw was struck on the helmet while fielding at short leg on Thursday and subsequently complained of a headache.
It was the second time that the 20-year-old had copped a blow to the helmet in the match as he was also hit while batting on the opening day on Tuesday.
“Matthew Renshaw was struck on the helmet fielding close-in on Thursday afternoon and came off complaining of a headache,” Australia team doctor Peter Brukner said. “He rested in the dressing room and then, when we returned to the hotel, we performed concussion tests and his cognitive, balance, co-ordination and reaction times were all within normal limits.
“However, on Friday morning he was still symptomatic and so we have taken the decision to withdraw him from the match as he is suffering from concussion.
“We will continue to monitor him over the coming days and work with him to produce a gradual return to play.”
Despite missing the rest of the Test match, Renshaw already made his presence felt with the bat as he scored a career-best 184 in Australia’s first innings.