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Steve Smith diagnosed with delayed concussion, Australia allowed to play substitute

Steve Smith has been ruled out of the remainder of the 2nd Ashes Test, with doubts hanging over his participation in the 3rd Test as well. Marnus Labuschagne has been approved as his replacement, making him the first concussion substitute in international cricket.

Steve Smith has spoken after being pulled out of the second Ashes Test with concussion following a sickening blow to the neck while England captain Joe Root also reacted to the shocking developments.

Australia will head to Leeds for the third Test on Thursday needing just one win from the remaining three matches to retain the Ashes.