That was a significant milestone in Maxwell’s recuperation from the fractured leg he had sustained in a bizarre accident at a friend’s birthday celebration the previous year. The Victorian, though, had a new setback on Tuesday when he had to leave the field after being smacked in the wrist while fielding a slip.
Glenn Maxwell was hit on the left arm twice, and both times the Victorian was clearly in agony. Medical professionals examined him, but they were unsure of the degree of his damage at the time.
He was further evaluated before it was decided to let him bat in the second innings, and Victoria has verified there is no fracture. Maxwell was unfortunately bowled by Wes Agar and went out for a second-ball duck.
The latest setback strikes Maxwell just as his name has been floated as a surprise addition to Australia’s side for the remaining two Test matches in India. Before suffering a fatal leg injury in November, Maxwell was seen as a candidate to travel to India.
“If he gets through everything that he needs to then he’ll be a starter for that one-day series (against India after the Tests). Anything forward of that will be discussed,”Australian team head coach Andrew McDonald said on Monday.
Victoria was knocked out for 169 in the first innings, with Maxwell scoring just 5. South Australia, which contributed only 114 to the meagre total, didn’t do much better.
Maxwell’s fractured leg, which at one point appeared to be endangering his career, prevented him from playing in the whole BBL competition.
In November, Maxwell tripped on some slick artificial grass and hurt himself. He said that while pretending to follow one of his buddies, he accidentally got his foot hooked when the two of them slipped and were pinned down.