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Cricket Australia defends team doctor after Steve Smith concussion call in second Ashes Test Cricket Australia has defended the team doctor after the second Ashes Test Richard Saw allowed Steve Smith to play on after he suffered a blow to the neck The batsman complained of headaches after the close of play on day four Saw reassessed Smith for signs of concussion and he was withdrawn on day five 

By Associated Press Reporter

Published: 09:35 BST, 19 August 2019 | Updated: 09:36 BST, 19 August 2019

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Cricket Australia has defended the team doctor who allowed Steve Smith to resume his innings after assessing him for concussion on day four of the second Ashes test and then ruled the veteran batsman out the following day after further testing.

Alex Kountouris, Cricket Australia's manager of sports medicine, told a news conference in Australia on Monday he was '100%' satisfied with team doctor Richard Saw's treatment of Smith in London on the weekend, and he urged against any over-reaction to the sport's new concussion guidelines.

Smith had to leave the field after being hit on the neck near the rear base of his batting helmet by a fast, sharply rising delivery from Jofra Archer on Saturday. Saw conducted tests before allowing Smith to return at the fall of the subsequent wicket, and the ex-test captain was eventually dismissed for 92.

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