Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell breaks his leg after a freak accident at a birthday party in Melbourne

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Glenn Maxwell broke his leg, which he sustained at a birthday celebration in Melbourne on Saturday, which will keep him out of play for a considerable amount of time. The all-rounder had surgery after the accident left him with a fractured fibula, according to a report in ESPNCricinfo.

The mishap happened while Glenn Maxwell was jogging in a backyard with the person who was celebrating their birthday, according to the report. At that point, Maxwell slipped after his leg became stuck. According to reports, neither of the two was intoxicated.

Glenn Maxwell will not be playing in the next ODI series between Australia and England for the time being. The all-rounder, though, is expected to miss the whole Big Bash League season.

George Bailey, the national selector for Australia, provided an update on the situation and stated that Maxwell “is in good spirits.”

“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,” In the article, Bailey was cited as stating.

The all-rounder will be replaced by Sean Abbott for the next matches against England. Beginning on November 17 in Adelaide, the next series will be against England. After that, Sydney and Melbourne will become the scene, and the action will end on November 22.

Both countries had previously played a T20I series, which the visitors won 2-0 after the last game was postponed due to weather. Josh Inglis, a wicketkeeper-batsman for Australia, was previously disqualified from the T20 World Cup after cutting his hand playing golf the day before the main competition.

Jonny Bairstow, a star for England, missed the competition as well because of a broken ankle sustained while playing golf.