'My foot got stuck at a really bad angle' - Glenn Maxwell opens up about horror injury and comeback date

Australian veteran all-rounder, Glenn Maxwell is likely to miss the Indian series due to leg injury at his friend's birthday party.

Rohit Kumar
Nov 23, 2022 09:04 IST
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Australia’s Glenn Maxwell opened up about his horrifying leg injury due to which he will be sidelined from the team for a few months. The veteran all-rounder said that he was not able to believe slipping at one of his friend's backyard birthday party would do so much damage. Maxwell suffered a broken fibula in his left leg and underwent surgery earlier in the month to fix his bone.

Maxwell said that he was able to hear his leg cracking as he faced the injury. He added that he lay flat on the grass even as it was raining, hoping and praying he had not done much damage to his legs. Maxwell is all set to miss Cricket for at least three months. He also told that his wife was a big support to him when he met with an injury, and during the surgery as well. 

"I reckon we both took about three or four steps out there, and both slipped at the same time. I just got my foot stuck a little bit, and he fell, unfortunately at a really bad angle and landed straight on my leg," Maxwell said, as quoted by cricket.com.au.

I probably didn't sleep for two days: Maxwell

"It just snapped. I heard and felt every part of it. It was pretty painful. "I was screaming a bit and he was like, 'please tell me you're joking, please tell me you're joking'," added the Australia allrounder.

The Australian all-rounder said that he didn’t think that an innocuous slip would land him in so much trouble.

"I probably didn't sleep for two days while I was in agony. It was a pretty horrible couple of days. My wife was unbelievable through it all. I shattered my fibula. So that one I think was the first snap I heard. It was snapped in half, but it also shattered through the bone.

"There was a bit of a chip off the tibia as well (and) I ruptured all the ligaments on top of my foot as well … the syndesmosis ligaments, they're all ruptured. I did a good job of it for such an innocuous thing. This is the frustrating thing about it all - I've done some dumb things on the field, some dumb things off the field, and I've never even come close to injuring myself," he added.

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