Glenn Maxwell is set to be sidelined for a substantial amount of time after he fractured his leg in the backyard during a birthday party.
Glenn Maxwell : Accident | Birthday party | Injury
Maxwell was born in Kew, Victoria, and played junior cricket for South Belgrave CC. He began cricket as a pace bowler, before remodelling his run-up and becoming an off spin bowler.
Despite that, he also has a deceptively powerful and accurate throw to effect run-outs.
Maxwell’s teammates and the media gave him the nickname “The Big Show” due to his confidence and his tendency to play extravagant shots, especially a wide array of variations of sweep shots. He however prefers the nickname “Maxi”.
Glenn maxwell Accident
Glenn Maxwell is set to be sidelined for a substantial amount of time after he fractured his leg in the backyard during a birthday party, Cricket Australia has said. Maxwell slipped and fractured his left fibula and underwent surgery on Sunday (November 13).
As a result, the 34-year-old has been ruled out of the upcoming ODI series against England and there are fears that he might miss the rest of the summer.
In his absence, Cricket Australia have added Sean Abbott to the ODI squad with the series set to get underway on November 17.
“Glenn 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,” Australia’s selection chief George Bailey said.
“Glenn is a critical part of our white ball structure and we will continue to support him through his recovery and rehabilitation.”
Glenn maxwell birthday party
The Australian team has suffered another injury blow ahead of their busy summer as all-rounder Glenn Maxwell sustained a leg injury and has been ruled out of cricket action for at least three months.
As per a report published in Cricket Australia, Glenn Maxwell has broken his leg while he was attending a birthday party in Melbourne this weekend.
He has been ruled out of the ODI series that England are set to play against Australia after the culmination of the ongoing T20 World Cup.
Australia’s selection chief George Bailey confirmed the setback, stating:
“As of now, Glenn is in very good spirits. The accident was an unfortunate one and we do feel for him as he was in great touch in his last few games. Glenn is a very critical part of our white ball structure and we will continue to support him through his recovery and rehabilitation process.”
Australian pacer Sean Abbott has been announced as Maxwell’s replacement for the ODI series against England. It will be the first assignment for Pat Cummins as a white-ball skipper after Aaron Finch announced his retirement from ODIs in the lead-up to the T20 World Cup.
Glenn Maxwell broke his leg in a freak accident and underwent surgery Sunday, selectors said, with the all-rounder sidelined for an extended period, including Australia’s upcoming one-day series with England.
Maxwell reportedly slipped and fell during a friend’s 50th birthday party on Saturday evening and fractured his left fibula. “Glenn is in good spirits,” said chief Australian selector George Bailey.
“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.”
Local reports said Maxwell and a friend were running in a back yard on Saturday evening when both fell over, with Maxwell’s leg trapped under the other person.
He will miss the three one-dayers with England starting Thursday and could sit out the entire Australian summer.
Sean Abbott was called up to replace him for the England series.