Mitchell Marsh Faces Long Absence; Will Miss IPL Again
Australia’s all-rounder Mitchell Marsh will miss the tenth Indian Premier League owing to an injured shoulder suffered during the second day of India vs. Australia Test. Marsh’s absence from the field is likely to be a blow to his team, Rising Pune SuperGiants.
This is not the first time that Marsh is set to miss the IPL due to an injury. In 2016, the 25-year-old had to leave IPL midway for a side strain. IPL 2009 saw his absence from the games for the same reason. Marsh, who was ruled out from Australia’s ongoing Test tour of India is set to seek help from medical specialists next week.
Cricket Australia mentioned in a tweet that Marsh is facing what seems to be a significantly long absence owing to the injury. He might be looking at the possibility of shoulder reconstruction surgery that will disallow him to play from the rest of 2017.
Rising Pune SuperGiants who were gearing up for a better performance this IPL season after the previous edition where they finished seventh on the league table, will suffer a blow from Marsh’s unforeseen absence. Marsh’s pace bowling and his presence in the batting order were expected to bring stability to Rising Pune SuperGiants.
David Beakley, Australia’s physiotherapist has said that Marsh has been playing most of the summer while battling a shoulder injury and although it was manageable till now, the condition has deteriorated progressively, reaching a point where he is unable to perform at the level required.