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Marsh ankle scans left in the UAE

Mitch Marsh is waiting for approval to get out of hotel quarantine in Perth for more scans on his injured ankle after his Indian Premier League team kept the ones he had taken in the United Arab Emirates.The all-rounder injured his ankle while bowling his first over of the IPL, had scans in Dubai, and…

Mitch Marsh is waiting for approval to get out of hotel quarantine in Perth for more scans on his injured ankle after his Indian Premier League team kept the ones he had taken in the United Arab Emirates.

The all-rounder injured his ankle while bowling his first over of the IPL, had scans in Dubai, and was lucky just to get a flight back home.

He was told the diagnosis was a syndesmosis injury and he hopes to have avoided surgery, and could be back for the third round of the Sheffield Shield in November.

But he needs more scans in Perth for confirmation of the injury, and his return to play plan after only a report was forwarded to CA‘s medical staff by the Sunrisers.

“I don‘t really know what happened to the scans over in the UAE. Cricket Australia haven’t been able to get their hands on them. It is a bit of a weird situation,” Marsh said on Tuesday.

“So, hopefully, I will go for another scan at some point this week if I can get clearance and then we will be a lot clearer on what we are dealing with.

“At this stage, I am hoping I can get back for at least one [Sheffield] Shield game which would be great.”

It’s understood Marsh was always going to be re-scanned on arrival home.

Marsh, who has been part of Australian squads in all three forms of the game in the past 12 months has already consulted AFL players about syndesmosis injuries.

The Sheffield Shield season opens next month, and Marsh is a man selectors would want fit come the start of the international summer against India.

But he said he would have to play as a batter first before being able to bowl, which could hamper his selection chances for clashes against India, which are yet to be confirmed.

It’s believed the summer could start with white ball games, before the four Test series.

“I know how to deal with it. I moaned and groaned for 48 hours … but now I have to get back as soon as I can,” he said.

Marsh has had a wretched run with injury, having had ankle and shoulder problems, and he broke his hand while punching a wall at the WACA last summer. He played the last of his 32 Tests in the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval last year

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