Australia’s star allrounder Glenn Maxwell made his return to competitive cricket in February. Unfortunately, he again suffered an injury in his comeback match while playing for Victoria in Melbourne ahead of the ODI series against India. Maxwell also missed the entire season of the Big Bash League due to a horrific leg injury.
Talking about his recent injury, he attempted to take a catch at first slip as the ball took the outside edge and came toward him. However, the ball just landed right in front of him and struck his wrist after it bounced. He looked in a lot of pain and was taken out of the field. It was found in the scan that there was no fracture in the wrist.
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I have a fair bit to go until I am fully fit for a one-day game: Glenn Maxwell
The 34-year-old hopes to return to international cricket next month when Australia will clash against India in a three-match ODI series. Australia are yet to name their squad for the series. Maxwell suffered a grievous leg injury last year in November when he fractured his left fibula at a friend’s party days after Australia had made a premature exit from the 20-20 World Cup 2022. Maxwell talked about his recovery and his fitness.
“It’s been a pretty long journey over the last three-and-a-half months, so a lot of early morning sessions, gym, rehab, pool sessions, physio. To feel like I am at the back end of that now and able to play some cricket is something I’m proud of.
“I think probably 80 per cent. I have a fair bit to go until I am fully fit for a one-day game, which is what I’m working towards. I won’t bowl, I’m still building up my loads and getting that natural body movement muscle memory going. As far as the batting and time on feet go, I have done a lot of work behind the scenes to get myself ready, so it’s a small step in the comeback,” Maxwell said.