Concussed Ryan McLaren out of 2nd Test vs Australia

The South African team says Ryan McLaren was admitted to a clinic in Johannesburg with "mild concussion" a day after suffering a blow from a Mitchell Johnson bouncer during the 1st Test between South Africa and Australia.

updated: February 19, 2014 00:23 IST
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Johannesburg: South African all-rounder Ryan McLaren has been ruled out of the second Test against Australia starting at St George's Park on Thursday after being hit on the head by fast bowler Mitchell Johnson during the first Test in Centurion on Saturday. South African team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee said McLaren was suffering from mild concussion. (Also read: Mitchell Johnson vows to improve further against South Africa)

McLaren received treatment on the field after a short ball from Johnson crashed into his batting helmet. He resumed batting before being dismissed by Johnson soon afterwards.

Dr Moosajee said: "Ryan was admitted to a Johannesburg clinic on Sunday evening suffering from suspected concussion-related symptoms including worsening headaches and nausea, which started approximately 30 hours after the blow to his head. (Related: How Australia humiliated South Africa in 1st Test)

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