WA veteran Shaun Marsh will miss the remainder of the Big Bash after sustaining a right hamstring injury in Tuesday night’s narrow loss to Hobart.
Marsh, who has scored the second-most runs this season, underwent scans this morning which confirmed the grade one tear.
The Renegades announced the injury will see the 36-year-old miss the final two matches of their disappointing title defence campaign.
Marsh bravely batted on after sustaining the tear, bringing up his third half-century of the competition on his way to a rapid 30-ball 56.
Meanwhile wicket-keeper Sam Harper has been discharged from hospital after suffering a nasty concussion in the same match.
The 23-year-old was involved in a freak collision with Hurricanes bowler Nathan Ellis, which saw him become the first player to be substituted out of a BBL match.
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“I’ve never seen a concussion in a cricket game like that, where it’s more football or rugby as when someone gets taken out from underneath,” Renegades coach Michael Klinger said.
“It’s no one’s fault, but you don’t like to see anyone getting hurt. He didn’t look that bad when he came off the field so hopefully he’ll be okay.”
A return to playing is yet to be decided for both players, with the WACA set to sweat on Marsh’s fitness ahead of their first Shield clash after the Christmas break.
The four-day clash against South Australia begins in Adelaide on February 14.