IPL 2020: Injured Mitchell Marsh’s ankle scans go missing; Cricket Australia baffled

The Australian all-rounder injured his ankle during Sunrisers Hyderabad's first match in the IPL against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Now his scans have gone missing.

Mitchell Marsh

Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was left baffled when scans of his right ankle, taken in UAE, went missing. Marsh who was picked by Sunrisers Hyderabad for the Indian Premier League 2020 injured his ankle in his very first game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. This injury ruled him out of the IPL.

SRH replaced him with West Indian all-rounder Jason Holder. The all-rounder has now reported that scans of his injured ankle have gone missing and Cricket Australia is yet to receive it. This has left every party concerned uncertain as to the extent of his injury.

We don’t know what happened, It’s a weird situation – Marsh

Mitchell Marsh

During a virtual press conference with reporters, Mitchell Marsh said, “We don’t really know what happened with the scans over in the UAE. Cricket Australia haven’t been able to get their hands on them so it’s bit of a weird situation”

The scans were reportedly performed a day after SRH’s match against RCB. Marsh flew back to Australia immediately and is undergoing a period of quarantine now in Perth. This is the second time an injury has brought his IPL season to a premature end as in 2016, playing for the Rising Pune Supergiant, the all-rounder went off the field following a side strain after bowling only four balls and was ruled out of the tournament.

Hopefully I’ll go for another scan at some point this week, if I can get clearance, and then we’ll be a lot clearer on what we’re dealing with. This one is obviously really frustrating and a little bit unlucky. I’ve tried to dive for a ball like that a thousand times in my career,” Marsh said. “It’s one of those frustrating injuries. I’ve been through a few now so I think I know how to deal with it. I moaned and groaned for about 48 hours in the UAE” he added and signed off.

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