Glenn Maxwell, Australian all-arounder admitted that the leg injury he suffered at a friend's birthday party would take atleast a couple of more months to heal completely.
The 34-year-old endured a broken left fibula in a horrific mishap immediately after the conclusion of the T20 World Cup at home. While he was part of Australia's 2-1 ODI series win against India a week ago, the all-rounder was not at his optimum fitness and played only the first out of the three matches.
In a video posted by Royal Challengers Bangalore on their Twitter account ahead of the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League, Maxwell stated that he will require a number of months before he is fully fit.
Maxi is ready to take off at the Chinnaswamy! Here’s what he had to say about playing in front of our home crowd, and his fitness.#PlayBold #ನಮ್ಮRCB #IPL2023 @Gmaxi_32 pic.twitter.com/9poXw6F8Sp— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) March 25, 2023
"The leg's okay, but it is going to be a number of months before I am 100 percent. Hopefully, it's good enough to get through the tournament and still do the job," he said.
The all-arounder was one of the mainstays for the Bangalore franchise in the last season and amassed 301 runs in 13 innings, along with six wickets.
With the tournament returning to home and away fixtures after a long gap due to the pandemic, Maxwell is excited by the prospect of playing in front of packed crowds at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
"Finally getting back after a couple of years of playing inside bio bubbles. It's pretty exciting, and I am pretty pumped to play in front of our home fans," he concluded.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore kickstart their campaign against the Mumbai Indians on Sunday, 2nd April, in an evening encounter at home.