Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh is likely to be sidelined for nine months with surgery required for a shoulder injury picked up during the second Test against India in Bengaluru, PTI reported.
The injury also rules him out of the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League and possibly, the 2017-’18 Ashes Down Under.
The 25-year-old has returned to Australia and has since been replaced by Marcus Stoinis in the Australia squad. The Western Australian is scheduled to undergo a shoulder reconstruction surgery in the coming few days.
Australia’s physiotherapist David Beakley said, “Mitchell has been playing with a shoulder injury for most of the summer, which we have been managing up until now, but unfortunately it has progressively deteriorated to a point where he is unable to function at the level required.”
Marsh’s represents Rising Pune Supergiant in the IPL, and was forced to withdraw from the cash-rich event midway through last season as well after suffering a side strain.