[caption id="attachment_805311" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-805311" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Mitchell-Marsh.jpg" alt="Mitchell Marsh" width="628" height="355" /> Mitchell Marsh (AFP Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mitchell-marsh/news/">Mitchell Marsh</a>'s miserable summer has got worse with the allrounder needing surgery following a blow to the groin in training, officials said. <p></p> <p></p>The 27-year-old, who has been dropped from the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/">Australian</a> Test, one-day and Twenty20 teams, was struck during a net session in Perth ahead of Western Australia's Sheffield Shield clash with New South Wales. <p></p> <p></p>"As a result of the impact, Mitch has undergone a minor surgical procedure and he won't be available for this upcoming Shield fixture," WA official Nick Jones told the Cricket Australia website late Wednesday. <p></p> <p></p>"Mitch's recovery will be monitored closely over the coming week, before a decision can be made around his availability for the Round 8 Shield match." <p></p> <p></p>It capped a horror few months for the WA skipper, who was hoping to use the Sheffield Shield to regain form, with an eye on the Ashes tour of England later this year. <p></p> <p></p>Marsh hasn't batted at first-class level since the Boxing Day Test against India in December. <p></p> <p></p>He was dropped after that for the rest of the India series and the subsequent two Tests against Sri Lanka, despite being named vice-captain last September. <p></p> <p></p>Marsh was also overlooked for Australia's current one-day and Twenty20 tour of India. <p></p> <p></p>"I've been knocked around a bit this summer. But my dream of playing Test cricket is still not over. I'm only 27. I'll keep fighting," he said recently.