2017 ICC Champions Trophy: Glenn Maxwell Survives Injury Scare In Nets
Australia batsman Glenn Maxwell survived a massive injury scare after being hit in the neck by a local net bowler during a training session at Lord’s on Wednesday (May 24).
The mishap happened when the middle-order batsman while preparing for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy, was batting in the net at the Lord’s training facility. As soon as he received the nasty blow, he lowered himself into a crouch position to compose before being checked by his teammates and team doctor Peter Brukner.
After being assessed in the nets by the team doctor, Maxwell walked out of the practice session along with the doctor for the dressing rooms, raising speculations about an injury. However, the right-handed batsman was given a green signal to feature in the Champions Trophy
Australia skipper Steve Smith later confirmed that it was just a blow and Maxwell left the training field to apply ice on his neck.
“He took a knock to the neck and he is getting some ice,” Steve Smith was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au. “I’m sure he will be okay.”
Later, wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade was also struck on the helmet by fast bowler Pat Cummins but he was fine and continued the practice.
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Australia, meanwhile, will begin the Champions Trophy campaign against New Zealand on June 2, a day after the eighth edition of the tournament gets underway with hosts England taking on Bangladesh. But before that, the team from Down Under will play two warm-up games.
The first will take place on Friday (May 26) against Sri Lanka while the next game is against Pakistan on Monday (May 29).
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