Concussion rules Australia’s Steve Smith out of crunch Headingley Test

Steve Smith has been ruled out of the third Ashes Test at Headingley following his concussion diagnosis.

Australia’s Smith was withdrawn on day five of the second Test after showing delayed symptoms from the 92mph Jofra Archer bouncer that struck him in the neck the previous afternoon.

The 30-year-old, who has scored 144, 142 and 92 in his three innings to date, was present at Australia’s training session in Leeds on Tuesday but did not take any active part in proceedings.

Smith was hit by Jofra Archer at Lord's
Smith was hit by Jofra Archer at Lord’s (Mike Egerton/PA)
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