Glenn Maxwell walking on crutches, might play ODIs against India, says David Hussey
Glenn Maxwell playing for Melbourne Stars [Source: Twitter]
Australia's explosive white-ball all-rounder Glenn Maxwell is currently nursing a leg injury that nearly put his cricketing career to an end. Maxwell broke his leg and shattered all his foot ligaments after suffering a freak accident during a party.
Former Australian player and current Melbourne Stars coach David Hussey revealed that Maxwell is out of the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) 2022-23, and is hopeful of his return to international cricket sometime in March for Australia's ODI series in India.
The 34-year-old was appointed Stars skipper ahead of the BBL 12 edition, but the injury forced him out of commission.
Speaking to SEN, Hussey further stated that the Royal Challengers Bangalore player has started to walk on crutches unassisted.
"He's (Maxwell) not going to make it by the end of the BBL, unfortunately. But he's very diligent in his return to play with his rehab. He's been down to the St Kilda Football Club a bit and has been at the Junction Oval with Cricket Victoria.
I dare say towards the end of January, he may be available or hitting some cricket balls to try and get back to play some state cricket and Shield cricket to hopefully get on that plane for the One-Day tour of India for Australia,"
The scheduled ODI series in India is due to begin on March 17 in Mumbai.