Glenn Maxwell discusses his difficult recuperation

January 11, 2023

Maxwell mentioned that his motivation for recovery was the chance to tour India.


After initially fearing his career was over due to a broken leg, Glenn Maxwell hasn’t ruled out the possibility of participating in Australia’s upcoming Test tour of India.


Maxwell revealed the prospect of touring India had been the primary motivation during his recovery while serving as a guest commentator on Fox’s coverage of Tuesday night’s BBL game between the Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades.


With his left fibula broken in a massive accident at a friend’s 50th birthday party, Maxwell, a star of short-form soccer worldwide and a stalwart of the Melbourne Stars, has been out since November.


“I was motivated to get myself ready for that,” he said, referring to the upcoming Test tour of India. “Only time will tell if I’m on that (tour). However, I’ve tried my best to prepare for it and get back to playing by taking every measure. There is still some distance to cover. “


Despite having not played in a first-class match since 2019 and having played his final of seven Test matches in 2017, Maxwell was included in Australia’s red-ball squad for the winter tour of Sri Lanka.


During Australia’s 2017 tour of India, Maxwell recorded his lone Test century there. He is well-known for his all-around skill in subcontinental conditions.


The 34-year-old, who has been using an ice compression machine for up to four hours each night on his injured leg, would complete an incredible comeback with a Test recall.


“I did think that I might not play cricket again,” admitted Maxwell, who intends to return to Fitzroy Doncaster’s club team after the BBL is over. “Those thoughts crossed my mind while I was in the hospital.


The joint was so swollen and tight that it felt like two blocks of wood were being nailed together, so I had to teach myself how to walk, which was pretty strange.


There was no flexion or movement. Every day improved as soon as I could stand and began to move around a little. It improved steadily every day.”

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