Nic Maddinson ruled out of Big Bash League due to ACL
Maddinson was carried off on a vehicle [Source: Twitter]
Melbourne Renegades skipper Nic Maddinson has been ruled out of the remaining Big Bash League 2022-23 after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). This ligament is helpful for stabilising the knee joint.
Maddinson injured himself during a fielding effort against Perth Scorchers on Sunday (January 1). After running towards the ball near the boundary cushions, he clutched his knee in his bid to throw the ball back towards the keeper. He then spent several minutes in agony, before making his way to the dressing room on a stretcher.
The scans, which underwent after the fixture, confirmed the injury as an ACL rupture. Following the consultations with the medical staff of Renegades and Cricket Victoria, a rehabilitation plan will be laid out for Maddinson.
The 31-year-old led the Renegades this season and did well to score 129 runs in seven innings at a strike rate of 131.63. He slammed a sensational 87 off 49 balls against Brisbane Heat.
Under his leadership, Renegades managed to taste three victories in seven league matches. With this development, Aaron Finch has now taken over as the skipper of the team.
According to cricket.com.au, Maddinson is likely to be out of action for 6-12 months. Along with BBL, he will miss the 2022-23 domestic season as well.