Mitch Marsh out with a stress fracture

Australia were dealt a major blow when it was revealed that young all-rounder Mitchell Marsh had some pain in his lower back. He was sent for scans by Australian physio Alex Kountouris late on Thursday which confirmed the suspicions of the physio as it showed that he had a major stress injury.

“Mitch complained of quite significant lower-back pain during yesterday’s training session at the SCG,” Kountouris said.

“After assessing him and considering his age we organised scans in Sydney last night that have confirmed our suspicions of a lower-back bone stress injury.”

“He will have further scans tomorrow (Saturday) in Melbourne to determine the extent of the injury, which will help outline the period of rest required from cricket.”

“We expect that he will not play as a bowler for the remainder of this season but will be in a position to provide further information once we have the results of tomorrow’s scans.”

Marsh has played three T20Is and a lone ODI for Australia in his short international career so far. He was in tremendous form in the Big Bash League for his side Perth Scorchers as he scored 309 runs at an average of 51.5.

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