England are likely to be without fast bowler Stuart Broad for the final one-dayers against India, despite him flying to the sub-continent for those matches following a slow recovery from a heel injury.
The foot problem was one of a long line of niggles to beset the paceman, who struggled for pace and form at the end of 2012. He was sent home during the Test series against India to recover, but his tendency to break down is a concern.
England selector Geoff Miller has conceded that Broad's fitness is a worry, and that they may eventually have to look at limiting his game time even further, aside from the usual rotation they do with regular players.
Miller said of the paceman: "The concern is that there have been two or three niggles that have affected his form and availability.
"Anybody with an injury is a concern to us and we've got to manage workloads as best as we can, that's why we're continually looking at other players. We will look at it and make sure he's used in the best possible way for English cricket. He knows that."
He added: "What we have to do is react to the injury that he has at any one time. He felt, and we felt, that he had to look after his body so he went away and worked really hard at that. Since then there have been a few niggling injuries, but anybody can get them."
With Broad's struggles with fitness issues, it has been suggested that he drop out of one of the three formats, but Miller was hesitant to agree with this, saying: "At this moment of time we're not thinking about taking him out of a format because he's got that sort of quality.
"But if we reached the stage where his body wasn't responding to all kinds of cricket then we're open to that."
While Broad will be in India for the final two ODIs, he is expected to return to proper play during the T20 series in New Zealand in February.