MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 15: Mohammad Amir of Pakistan celebrates after dismissing Mitchell Marsh of Australia during game two of the One Day International series between Australia and Pakistan at Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 15, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Mitchell Marsh is back in Australia after a short stint in the Indian Premier League in the UAE after suffering an ankle injury.

Marsh only managed to bowl four balls for Sunrisers Hyderabad before damaging his right ankle trying to stop a ball in his follow-through.

Te all-rounders ankle injury was sent for scans in the UAE but his medical scans never made it home with him, according to Fox Sports.

“It’s really frustrating and a little unlucky – I’ve tried to dive for the ball like that probably a thousand times in my career,” he told journalists.

“My spikes just got caught in the wicket – it’s just one of those really frustrating injuries.”

Cricket Australia is yet to be given the exact prognosis on the injury, given his scans were somehow lost.

“We don’t really know what happened with the scans over in the UAE,” Marsh said.

“Cricket Australia haven’t been able to get their hands on them so it’s a bit of a weird situation.”

“Hopefully I’ll go for another scan this week if I can get clearance [from the Western Australian government] and then we’ll be a lot clearer on what we’re dealing with. At this stage, I’m hoping I can get back for at least one Shield game.”

The all-rounder has suffered several injuries in recent campaigns – having had surgery on his right shoulder in 2017, on his left ankle in 2018 and on his testicle in 2019.

“I’ve been through a few [injuries] now and think I know how I deal with it. I moaned and groaned for about 48 hours while I was in the UAE – I was really disappointed to miss out on the opportunity to play in the UAE again. But now I’m getting stuck into my rehab and doing everything I can to be fully fit, whenever that is.”

“Hopefully my best cricket is still ahead of me,” the 28-year-old said.

“Hopefully, I can get back for the last [Shield] game or the maybe even last two games [before the Big Bash break] if things go really well.”