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Concussion forces Jack Leach out of England’s first Test against New Zealand

England spinner Jack Leach is substituted out of the aspect after he landed on his neck and was concussed diving to avoid wasting a 4 against New Zealand – with the hosts now urgently sending for a substitute

England spinner Jack Leach has been withdrawn from the first Test against New Zealand with signs of concussion.

Leach was injured whereas saving a boundary as he landed on his head after simply an hour of play within the opening session at Lord’s.

Substitute Harry Brook took Leach’s place on the sector and a substitute for the bowler is because of be introduced sooner or later, the ECB stated.

Jack Leach landed awkwardly while saving a boundary in the opening session of the first Test

Jack Leach landed awkwardly whereas saving a boundary within the opening session of the first Test

Leach has symptoms of concussion and has been withdrawn from the Test against New Zealand

Leach has signs of concussion and has been withdrawn from the Test against New Zealand

It is a uncommon instance in cricket of a participant being compelled to tug out throughout a match with suspected concussion.

‘When a concussion is recognized the participant have to be faraway from the sector of play and will not return in that sport regardless of period of the match,’ the ECB’s guidelines on concussion state.

The harm to Leach dampened what had been an outstanding opening session for England as they took 5 wickets to scale back New Zealand, who received the toss and selected to bat first, to 36-5.

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