Marsh injury scare in India

Mitch Marsh’s availability for the early part of the Australian summer could hinge on the result of scans in India after he hurt his ankle in his opening over in the Indian Premier League overnight.

The all-rounder fell awkwardly bowling his second ball for the Sunrisers while trying to stop a drive and clutched at his right ankle.

Marsh bowled two more balls, in obvious pain, before being escorted from the field by the Sunrisers physio.

He was forced to come out to bat as well but could only hobble, was out for a first-ball duck and needed assistance from the field before being sent to get scans.

Marsh is part of Australia’s Test, ODI and T20 squads, and officials will be sweating on the results of the scans that could force him home.

“Doesn‘t look great,” Hyderabad captain and Aussie teammate David Warner told the host broadcaster.

“A lot of courage from him to walk out there and try his best, but it was unfortunate tonight.

“He‘s got to get an X-ray, hopefully it’s not too bad. It doesn’t look great. Obviously what you saw out there, it was quite painful, he can’t put any weight on it. Fingers crossed.”

Marsh has previously had issues with his other ankle, undergoing surgery on his left one in 2018 following the Test tour of South Africa.

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