I heard and felt every part of it: Glenn Maxwell opens up about freak accident

Maxwell then went into more detail as he revealed how he heard the two snaps and then could not sleep for two days, in agony.

Ritesh PathakAuthor

Updated - 22 November 2022 11:51 AM


Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was doing fine until he attended a party in Melbourne. The next morning, he was ruled out of cricketing action for several months and the cause for that was his broken leg. The Aussie broke his leg at his friend’s birthday party as he slipped in the backyard and his dreams for a Test comeback now hang by a thread. 

The 34-year-old has now narrated the entire incident that resulted in a shattering of his left fibula. He revealed that what started as a joke ended in a horrific accident and the people involved were just shocked. Maxwell has since undergone surgery to repair the fracture and hopes to return to action by February when Australia will tour India for a Test series. 

The Aussie all-rounder revealed that the party celebrating the birthday of an official at Maxwell's Premier Cricket side Fitzroy-Doncaster was being held in a small backyard area laid with synthetic grass made slippery from the persistent rain Melbourne has endured in recent months. 

"One of my mates, who was also one of my schoolteachers, we were laughing about something and I pretended to chase him off somewhere," Maxwell said, adding that his ex-teacher was "absolutely devastated" after the incident. "I reckon we both took about three or four steps out there, and both slipped at the same time. I just got my foot stuck a little bit, and he fell, unfortunately at a really bad angle and landed straight on my leg.

Maxwell then went into more detail as he revealed how he heard the two snaps and then could not sleep for two days, in agony. "It just snapped. I heard and felt every part of it. It was pretty painful. I was screaming a bit and he was like, 'please tell me you're joking, please tell me you're joking'. I probably didn't sleep for two days while I was in agony," he said. 

"It was it was a pretty horrible couple of days. My wife was unbelievable through it all. I shattered my fibula. So that one I think was the first snap I heard. It was snapped in half, but it also shattered through the bone. There was a bit of a chip off the tibia as well (and) I ruptured all the ligaments on top of my foot as well … the syndesmosis ligaments, they're all ruptured. I did a good job of it for such an innocuous thing.”


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