'I was screaming a bit and he was like, 'please tell me you're joking': Maxwell reveals horrific freak injury at birthday party
Glenn Maxwell laid bare the chilling details of his horrific freak injury which has sidelined him from all forms of cricket for an indefinite period. In a podcast called The Unplayable Podcast with cricket.com.au, he in detail revealed how a little bit of rain caused him and his friend to slip but his friend fell on his leg which made a noise that any sportsperson fears.
He was laying in agony after the pain of the injury kicked in and could not move a muscle thereafter. His friends had to erect a small tent for him to cover him from the pouring rain. The party he attended proved to be costly which brought about the injury on the eve of the final between Pakistan and England in the T20I World Cup final.
“One of my mates, who was also one of my schoolteachers, we were laughing about something and I pretended to chase him off somewhere. 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 said while speaking to Cricket Australia's Unplayable Podcast.
"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'," he added.
Maxwell also narrated how he felt after he broke his leg, and he talked about how he was in sheer "agony".
"I probably didn't sleep for two days while I was in agony. 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," said Maxwell.
Talking about the Test series against India, Maxwell said: "There's a time limit on when they're going to announce that squad to India and to be fair, there's a high chance that I won't make it. They're obviously going have to see me playing cricket and they're obviously going to have to take a big risk if they do take me."
"But I think that's probably why I don't want to sort of set any dates or timelines of when I can get back. I would dearly love to be okay for that but I'm a slave to how my body recovers and how quickly I can I suppose get the strength back into it and then get back playing cricket again," the 34-year-old stated further.