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Marsh injury update: Warner hopeful, but sources say all-rounder may be ruled out of IPL 2020

Bengaluru, September 22: Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner remained optimistic about Mitchell Marsh's injury, but team sources said on Tuesday (September 22) that the Australian all-rounder is likely to be ruled out of the remainder of IPL 2020

The ankle injury he suffered during SRH's 10-runs loss to RCB on Monday (September 21) has reportedly turned out to be "serious".

The 28-year-old Marsh twisted his right ankle on the follow through during the fifth over of the RCB innings and was seen hobbling out of the ground. However, the all-rounder walked out to bat later in the match, which ended in defeat for the Surisers.

Marsh has a long history of injuries and has previously had issues with his other ankle, undergoing surgery on his left one in 2018 following the Test tour of South Africa. With him being a part of the national team's white-ball teams, Australia will be sweating on his injury reports.

After the match, Warner said his compatriot will have X-rays to determine the extent of the injury, which could see him return home to Australia.

IPL 2020: RCB vs SRH: Sunrisers’ suffer injury scare as Mitchell Marsh hurts his ankle while bowling

"Doesn't look great. A lot of courage from him to walk out there and try his best, but it was unfortunate tonight," he told host broadcasters Star Sports.

"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."

While the skipper remained hopeful that the injury isn't bad, one team source has told PTI that it seems 'serious'.

"It seems a serious injury. I am not sure if he be able to compete in any of the matches," a team source told PTI.

The team, however, has not yet officially commented on the extent of his injury. And if ruled out it will be huge blow for Sunrisers.

Already without star batsman Kane Williamson, Sunrisers, who picked Marsh ahead of Mohammad Nabi, will go back to the Afghanistan all-rounder for the next match.

As an external solution, they may also consider bringing in 37-year-old Dan Christian, who has the experience of playing 40 IPL games during previous editions as a middle order batsman and a right arm seamer.

Sunrsiers Hyderabad will next play Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday (September 26).

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Story first published: Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 9:06 [IST]
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