After falling from a golf cart this week, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell sustained a concussion that will keep him out of their World Cup match against England. However, head coach Andrew McDonald stated on Wednesday that he believes Maxwell will fully recover.
Maxwell fell off the back of the buggy on Saturday after finishing a round of golf ahead of their match against the reigning champions in Ahmedabad.
For many days, Maxwell’s condition will be observed according to Cricket Australia’s concussion guidelines.
“He’s doing fine; he’ll start some light exercises today, and we feel as though it will be a reasonably straightforward return to play protocol,” McDonald stated to reporters.
The fact that no more injuries were suffered—which may have been far worse than they are—was probably lucky. When it was revealed that he had suffered a concussion and would miss a game, I believe it startled everyone.
“The entire day, nothing inappropriate happened; it was an obvious accident. Sadly, it has affected the work that our team is doing together.”
Maxwell missed Australia’s recent tour of South Africa due to an ankle problem, and he also broke his leg in a freak accident at a birthday party in Melbourne last November.
Maxwell, who scored a century off 40 balls against the Netherlands, has been in outstanding form throughout the competition.
“There’s no doubt it leaves us a fraction exposed at the back end regarding how Glenn’s been performing,” McDonald stated. “But Marcus Stoinis does become available; all things are going well at training today.”
After the game against England, Australia will play Bangladesh and Afghanistan.