Mitchell Marsh Sidelined for National Side, following Ankle Surgery

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Just In: On Friday, Australian Cricket Board confirmed that the all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the national squad for at least three months after undergoing surgery on his left ankle for an injury.

The 31-year-old underwent a keyhole surgery in Sydney on Thursday, where Doctors successfully removed loose bone particles and repaired cartilage. Marsh will spend about three months in rehabilitation before returning to the national team.

It is pertinent to mention that Marsh sustained this injury against Zimbabwe in August; however, he carried it out for a long time and played the ICC World Cup in October with a similar condition. And, with severe spells on the sidelines, Marsh finally decided to seek treatment.

Addressing the media on Marsh’s issue, the Selection Chief George Bailey said, “Mitchell Marsh is a crucial member of our line-up, and we will continue to support him through his rehabilitation period. We are hoping for his availability for the team before the ODI series against India in March.”

“Marsh’s decision to undergo surgery now will provide him the best opportunity to recover and resume his all-rounder skillset, which is an important part of our plans for the upcoming playing calendar and beyond,” Baily concluded.