Cricket Australia will recommend clip-on helmets for use by all Australian first-class cricketers © Getty Images
Cricket Australia will recommend clip-on helmets for use by all Australian first-class cricketers © Getty Images

Chris Rogers injury in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s brought back frightful memories of late Australian batsman Phil Hughes. Rogers was hit on the helmet by a bouncer from the England pacer James Anderson in the second Ashes match at Lord’s. The batsman escaped a serious injury thanks to the clip-on helmet he had worn. Incidentally, Rogers was hit in the same area that Hughes was hit. According to a report from Sydney Morning Herald, Cricket Australia will highly be recommending for use by all Australian first-class cricketers when the cricket board adopts new guidelines. READ: Chris Rogers undergoes further inspection following bout of dizziness at Lord’s

To avoid any other fatal incident in the sport, British manufacturer Masuri designed the ‘StemGuard’, a high-strength device which clips on to the back of existing cricket helmets.

Two days after the blow to Rogers, the batsman experienced dizziness on field and was forced to leave as retired hurt. However, Australia’s team doctor Peter Brukner said after Rogers underwent initial scans in London that the dizziness was more likely to be a delayed problem with his ear and not the result of the bouncer hitting him. READ: Michael Clarke believes unknown pitch conditions facet of Test cricket

“The initial scans have cleared him of any serious damage and we await the results of further tests. It appears the most likely diagnosis is a delayed ear problem related to being struck on day two of the Test match. We are confident that this is something we can manage in the lead up to the third Test at Edgbaston,” Brukner said.

With Australia and England winning one match each off the first two Tests, they lock horns at Birmingham aiming to take lead in the series. Rogers is expected to feature in the third game despite dizziness in the second innings at Lord’s.