New Delhi: Indian Premier League franchise Rising Pune Supergiants on Sunday suffered a major blow as their all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was ruled out of remainder of the 2016 season with a side strain.
This has come a third major casualty for Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Pune side as they have already lost two big players in Kevin Pietersen and Faf du Plessis due to injuries.
The all-rounder will return home to recover ahead of Australia's tour of the Caribbean in June.
"Mitchell experienced some pain over his left abdominal area while batting at a training session with his team Pune in the IPL a few days ago," Cricket Australia sports science and sports medicine manager Alex Kountouris as quotes as saying by ESPNCricinfo.
"He missed his teams next game and the pain has not resolved. He had scans in India that suggest he has a side strain injury and will now return home for further assessment and treatment ahead of the tour of the West Indies.
“Once we have a better understanding of the extent of the injury we will be able to advise on his return to play timeframes," Kountouris added.
Out of the first seven games of Pune, Marsh only played in three, taking four wickets.
At present Supergiants are languishing at the sixth spot on the points table after winning just two games out of seven.