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Glenn Maxwell breaks leg: Will miss England ODIs & possibly BBL



Last Updated on 2 years by Charbel Coorey

Cricket News: Glenn Maxwell breaks leg: Will miss England ODIs & possibly BBL | How did Glenn Maxwell break his leg?

Glenn Maxwell broke his leg in a “freak accident” at a birthday party in Melbourne on Saturday. As a result, the all-rounder will be out of cricket for an extended period, including possibly the entire 2022/23 Big Bash League (BBL) season.

Maxwell had surgery on Saturday to repair his broken fibula. According to reports, he slipped while running in a backyard with the person celebrating the birthday, and his leg became trapped. Maxwell nor the birthday celebrant were intoxicated.

Maxwell is in good spirits despite breaking leg: George Bailey

National selector George Bailey said that “Glenn is in good spirits” following the injury. He also said Australia will miss his services in the upcoming ODI series against England, but his wellbeing and recovery is most important.

“It was an unfortunate accident and we feel for Glenn in the circumstances given he was in great touch in his last few games. Glenn is a critical part of our white-ball structure and we will continue to support him through his recovery and rehabilitation,” said Bailey.

Maxwell is set to miss Victoria’s Sheffield Shield match in early December as well as Australia A’s tour match against South Africa. Also, his BBL campaign is in doubt, which is a worry for Melbourne Stars who are still chasing their first title.

“Glenn is obviously a huge part of the Melbourne Stars and we wish him well in his recovery,” said Blair Crouch, general manager of the Melbourne Stars.

“He will continue to be a key part of the club during the start of the season as he works his way back to full fitness and we look forward to seeing him soon.”

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