The 34-year-old white-ball specialist underwent surgery at a Melbourne hospital on November 13 following surgery to repair a fractured left fibula he sustained after slipping on November 12 in the evening, according to a statement from Cricket Australia.
According to the report, the accident happened while Maxwell was running in a backyard with the person celebrating the birthday. Maxwell reportedly slipped while running in the backyard at the party, trapping his leg beneath another guest. It is believed that neither Maxwell nor the other guest were under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.
He will be unavailable for the limited-overs series against England, followed later in the season by the test and white-ball series against the West Indies and South Africa as he is anticipated to be out of action for eight to twelve weeks. The all-rounder is also expected to miss the entire Big Bash League season.
Maxwell will miss 4-Test series in India in February and March
Due to the recovery period, he is also unlikely to be available for the four-Test series in India in February and March, with Maxwell potentially in line for a recall to the test team for that tour given his strong batting and bowling experience in Asian conditions. Australia’s national selector, George Bailey, provided an update, saying Maxwell is “in good spirits.”
Maxwell’s IPL team, the Royal Challengers Bangalore, also wished him a speedy recovery. “In an unfortunate incident, our star all-rounder fractured his left leg and has undergone surgery. Wishing you a speedy recovery, @Gmaxi_32 Can’t wait to see you smash them cricket balls again”
Maxwell has been replaced in Australia’s squad for the upcoming ODI series against England, which begins on Thursday, November 17 in Adelaide.