Hyderabad all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has reportedly been ruled out of the 2020 Indian T20 League season following an ankle injury that he suffered while bowling his first over against Bangalore on Monday turning out to be 'serious'.
Speaking to PTI, a team source said, "It seems a serious injury. I am not sure if he will be able to compete in any of the matches."
Marsh was put to bowl in the fifth over and suffered his injury after four deliveries while trying to halt a drive by Aaron Finch.
However, Marsh not only saw out his over but the right-handed batsman also came out to bat at No. 10 for Hyderabad, his discomfort clearly evident as he struggled to even stand properly and was dismissed on the very first ball.
It's the latest in a long line of injuries suffered by Marsh during his career.
Providing an injury update and also heaping praise on his teammate for coming out to bat in spite of the injury, Hyderabad skipper David Warner told Star Sports, "Losing Mitch early, hopefully, he's okay, it doesn't look great. A lot of courage from him to walk out there and try his best, but it was unfortunate tonight.
"He's got to get an X-ray, hopefully, it's not too bad. It doesn't look great. Obviously, what you saw out there, it was quite painful, he can't put any weight on it. Fingers crossed."
Hyderabad eventually ended up with a 10-run loss against Bangalore in their first Indian T20 League match of the season, and Marsh's injury will only serve to compound their woes as they head into their next fixture, against Kolkata on Saturday, September 26 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
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