Glenn Maxwell sidelined from England clash in Men’s ODI World Cup due to concussion
Glenn Maxwell’s concussion from a golf-related incident sidelines him for Australia’s match against England in the ODI World Cup. His absence leaves a void in the team, reshuffling the lineup for an all-rounder replacement.
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell won’t be part of the team in the upcoming clash against England in the Men’s ODI World Cup due to a concussion he suffered during a golf-related incident.
The incident occurred as Maxwell was on the way back from the clubhouse to the team bus. He lost his grip while holding onto the back of a golf cart during a scheduled day off, resulting in a concussion that will require six to eight days under concussion protocols.
Head coach Andrew McDonald shared, “He’s doing fine and will begin light exercises today. His return to play protocol seems straightforward. Luckily, there were no other serious injuries from the incident.”
McDonald also expressed how Maxwell’s absence due to the concussion has affected the team’s plans and strategy for the upcoming match. The team will now need an all-rounder capable of both batting and bowling, with either Marcus Stoinis or Cameron Green likely to fill in Maxwell’s shoes.
The coach acknowledged the impact of Maxwell’s absence, particularly in the team’s bowling performance, but highlighted Stoinis as a potential replacement, pending a successful training session.