Australian all-rounder Mitch Marsh is hoping to avoid a worst-case scenario of three months on the sidelines but clarification of his ankle injury has been stalled by a “weird” decision from his Indian Premier League franchise to not pass on his scans.
Marsh, 28, fears he has a syndesmosis injury, having been hurt while fielding in his follow through while bowling for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the United Arab Emirates this month.
Scans were taken in Dubai but rather than given to Marsh or Cricket Australia, only a report was forwarded to CA’s medical staff.
CA told The Age and Sydney Morning Herald this wasn’t a major issue, given Marsh was always going to be re-scanned once he arrived home. But it has held up giving the player greater clarification on what is wrong. Marsh is in quarantine in his home city of Perth and is due to have the ankle scanned this week.