Glenn Maxwell could miss the rest of the summer after breaking his leg in a freak accident at a 50th birthday party in Melbourne this weekend.
Maxwell has been ruled out of the Dettol ODI series against England beginning this week and will then undergo a lengthy rehabilitation after fracturing his left fibula on Saturday.
The 34-year-old underwent surgery on Sunday after he and the person celebrating the milestone were running in a backyard on Saturday evening.
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.
“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 Abbott has replaced Maxwell in the squad for the ODI series.
More to come
Men’s Dettol ODI Series v England
Thursday Nov 17: Adelaide Oval
Saturday Nov 19: SCG
Tuesday Nov 22: MCG
( Cricket Australia News )