Roy passes concussion test, set to play in 3rd Ashes test

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England players, from left, Jason Roy, Jack Leach and Jofra Archer during a nets session at Lord's in London, Tuesday Aug. 13, 2019. England will play Australia in their second Ashes Test match starting Aug. 14 at Lord's. (Steven Paston/PA via AP)
England players, from left, Jason Roy, Jack Leach and Jofra Archer during a nets session at Lord’s in London, Tuesday Aug. 13, 2019. England will play Australia in their second Ashes Test match starting Aug. 14 at Lord’s. (Steven Paston/PA via AP)

LEEDS, England (AP) — England batsman Jason Roy has passed a concussion test after being hit on the helmet ahead of the third Ashes test against Australia starting Thursday and is expected to play.

The opener was hit by a throw-down from former England international Marcus Trescothick, who is working with the team in a temporary capacity, during practice on Tuesday.

Roy was assessed after the incident and was able to continue batting. He will have follow-up checks on Wednesday and on the morning of the match to determine if there are any delayed symptoms.

Australia batsman Steve Smith will miss the test at Headingley after being diagnosed with delayed-onset concussion after being hit in the neck by a delivery from Jofra Archer during the second test at Lord’s.

Australia leads the five-match series 1-0.