Test great Shane Warne has been left badly bruised, sore and with a potential broken foot after having an accident while riding his motorbike on Sunday.
The spin king was taking his road bike for a ride in Melbourne and came off while returning it to a factory.
Warne, 52, went down with the 300kg bike and slid for more than 15m, injuring his hip, foot and ankle. He was riding with his son, Jackson, who took care of him after the accident.
Warne avoided serious injury and didn’t seek immediate treatment but was headed to hospital on Monday morning to get himself checked out after waking up in severe pain.
He was concerned with having damaged his hip and fearing his foot or ankle may have been broken.
The 145-Test superstar, Australia’s all-time leading Test wicket taker with 708 scalps, has been riding motorbikes for more than two years.
He’d been out on a road ride in Melbourne on Sunday before the incident happened as he returned the bike to storage.
“I’m a bit battered and bruised and very sore,” he said on Monday morning.
Warne said he’d be ready to commentate for Fox Sports when the Ashes start, with the first Test between Australia and England at the Gabba in Brisbane on December 8.