Mitchell Marsh suffers hand injury after hitting dressing room wall

Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh could face a self-inflicted absence after reacting angrily to being dismissed against Tasmania on the final day.

All-rounder Mitchell Marsh could be sidelined for Australia's upcoming Test series against Pakistan.   -  Getty Images

Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh could face an injury layoff after hitting a changing room wall following his dismissal in Western Australia's Sheffield Shield draw with Tasmania.

The Western Australia captain damaged his right hand on his return to the pavilion after he was caught and bowled by Jackson Bird for 53 at the WACA on Sunday.

Marsh, recalled for Australia's defeat to England in the final Ashes Test at The Oval last month, must wait to discover the extent of the damage inflicted on himself during the first Shield match of the season.

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"Marsh sustained the injury when he struck the wall in the changerooms following his dismissal earlier in the day," a statement on the Western Australian Cricket Association website said.

"The extent of the injury and a timeframe on his return will be determined later this week after further investigation."

Australia starts a two-match Test series against Pakistan at the Gabba on November 21.