Chris Rogers rejoins Australian team and will be 'closely monitored' by medical staff ahead of third Ashes Test at Edgbaston 

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  • Chris Rogers rejoined the Australian team on Friday night in Nottingham
  • The opening batsman will be monitored by the team's medical staff
  • Rogers hopes to play in third Test, beginning at Edgbaston on Wednesday
  • The 37-year-old retired at Lord's after having a dizzy spell and suffering an injury to his balance system

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Published: 09:19 GMT, 25 July 2015 | Updated: 10:12 GMT, 25 July 2015

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Australia batsman Chris Rogers rejoined his team-mates on Friday night and will continue to be assessed by Cricket Australia ahead of the third Ashes Test.

The 37-year-old suffered an injury to his balance system in the second Test, but Australia hope he will be able to play at Edgbaston next week.

'Chris continues to improve and has rejoined the team in Nottingham last night. He will continue to increase his level of activity over the next couple of days and will be closely monitored by team medical staff,' team doctor Peter Brukner said, in a statement released by CA on Saturday morning.

Chris Rogers is back with the Australian team after suffering an injury to his balance system 

Chris Rogers is back with the Australian team after suffering an injury to his balance system 

The 37-year-old retired at Lord's after having a dizzy spell and sitting down on the ground

The 37-year-old retired at Lord's after having a dizzy spell and sitting down on the ground

Rogers with Australian team doctor Peter Bruckner during day three of the tour match against Derbyshire

Rogers with Australian team doctor Peter Bruckner during day three of the tour match against Derbyshire

David Warner on Wednesday recalled the moment his opening partner told him, between overs, he was seeing the Lord's grandstand move as he became disoriented on the fourth morning of the second Test.

After several minutes sitting down mid-pitch, and consultation with Australia's medical staff, Rogers retired ill on 49 - just a single short of what would have been his ninth Test half-century in his last 10 innings.

Rogers left the filed during Australia's second innings at Lord's unbeaten on 49 after feeling dizzy 

Rogers left the filed during Australia's second innings at Lord's unbeaten on 49 after feeling dizzy 

Australia are currently in action against Derbyshire in a tour match ahead of Wednesday's third Test

Australia are currently in action against Derbyshire in a tour match ahead of Wednesday's third Test

Brukner likened the dizziness to a 'delayed ear problem' after being hit on the helmet by James Anderson two days previous, and on Wednesday night confirmed as much.

'Chris saw another specialist in London (on Wednesday morning), who confirmed an injury to his vestibular (balance) system in his inner ear,' he said.

 

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