Sunrisers Hyderabad all-rounder Mitchell Marsh suffered an injury which ruled him out of the 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL). The injury, which has halted his career time and again, has served another adversity after his scan report goes missing.
Incidentally, Marsh suffered a hamstring injury in the first match of IPL 2020 in UAE. Mitchell Marsh sprained his ankle while saving a run during his own bowling when Sunrisers Hyderabad locked horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Mitchell Marsh’s scan report goes missing
It looked serious right from the start as he hobbled out of the ground. Sunrisers Hyderabad later replaced Mitchell Marsh with West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder. The tall and lanky fast bowler has earlier been part of Hyderabad and has already joined the squad.
Meanwhile, Mitchell Marsh has already returned back to Australia where he appeared in a virtual press conference. The 28-year-old Aussie cricketer revealed that his scan report has gone missing and never reached Cricket Australia.
“We don’t really know what happened with the scans over in the UAE,” said Marsh. “Cricket Australia haven’t been able to get their hands on them, so it’s a bit of a weird situation.”
“I was really looking forward to playing in the IPL, but obviously it wasn’t meant to be this year,” said Marsh. “Hopefully I’ll go for another scan this week if I can get (state) clearance and then we’ll be a lot clearer on what we’re dealing with,” he added.
Moreover, Mitchell Marsh seemed disgusted with the timing of the injury and cited spikes as the root cause behind his untimely injury.
“I’ve tried to dive for the ball like that probably a thousand times in my career. My spikes just got caught in the wicket. It’s just one of those really frustrating injuries,” he added.
Mitchell Marsh confident to play Shield games
Meanwhile, Mitchell Marsh has a history of injuries which have time and again halted his cricketing career. However, the all-rounder is confident that he will not need any surgery which can be a blessing in guise for Sheffield Shield cricket.
He is hopeful that he might return to lead Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield after he recovers.
“At this stage, I’m hoping I can get back for at least one Shield game. Right now I’m getting stuck into my rehab and doing everything I can to be fully fit, whenever that is,” Mitchell Marsh concluded.