Australian all rounder Glenn Maxwell is reported to have suffered a freak injury. And will be sidelined for an extended period of time.
The incident is said to have taken place on Saturday in Melbourne where he was attending a birthday party. There, he is said to have met a “freak accident” that resulted in a broken leg.
According to cricket.com.au, Maxwell was present in a 50th birthday party in Melbourne. And there he was celebrating the milestone by “running in a backyard” with a friend.
Glenn Maxwell injury details
The report further read, “Both slipped and fell, with Maxwell’s leg becoming trapped under the other person’s, understood to be a friend of Maxwell’s. Neither were intoxicated and the other person is not believed to have sustained an injury.”
Maxwell is said to have fractured his fibula (a long bone in the lower extremity that is positioned on the lateral side of the tibia.) He underwent a surgery for the same on Sunday.
Following the surgery it has been revealed that the player can miss up to 3 months of cricket. this means that he is officially out of the Australian summer season.
George Bailey on Maxwell injury
“Glenn is in good spirits. It was an unfortunate accident and we feel for Glenn in the circumstances given he was in great touch in his last few games,” Australia’s selection chief George Bailey said.
“Glenn is a critical part of our white ball structure and we will continue to support him through his recovery and rehabilitation.”
Sean Abott is said to have been named as his replacement for the upcoming series.
Australia will take on England for an ODI series later this week. And Glenn Maxwell will be a major missing from the squad.