By Nasser Hussain for the Daily Mail
Published: 21:15 BST, 20 August 2019 | Updated: 21:15 BST, 20 August 2019
It is easy to be wise after the event, but I believe everything has been handled correctly ever since Steve Smith was struck by that nasty blow on the neck by Jofra Archer at Lord's.
Once the Australia team doctor had completed the concussion protocols on Saturday, there was no reason why Smith should not resume his innings.
And when he was found to be suffering delayed concussion, the right thing was done again with Smith being taken out of the last day of the second Test and on Tuesday being ruled out of the third game at Headingley.
Everything has been handled correctly ever since Steve Smith was struck on the neck
I'm certainly not taking the situation lightly. Cricketers are used to playing through pain, but anything that can affect the brain has to be treated with the utmost care. It is paramount for decisions like this to be taken by qualified medical staff rather than leaving it up to the player.
Cricketers have always been hit on the head and the last thing I want to see is them being taken out of the game