Broad to undergo knee surgery

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England fast bowler Stuart Broad, who has been troubled by tendonitis for a lengthy period, will undergo knee surgery later this year.

England fast bowler Stuart Broad, who has been troubled by tendonitis for a lengthy period, will undergo knee surgery later this year.

Broad, who clinched a telling six-wicket haul on day one of the fourth Test against India at Old Trafford in Manchester on Thursday, will have the operation after the five-match series – or the subsequent six-fixture limited-overs series.

"It has been confirmed I'm going to have an operation. The timing is not confirmed but the fellow is flying over from Sweden after The Oval Test to have a look," said Broad.

"It will either be after that Test or after the ODI series, depending on what he suggests. At any stage in the last 18 months I could have had the operation and it's at the stage where it needs to be done."

The recovery period is not expected to jeopardise a berth in the squad for next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, where England have been pooled with Australia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Afghanistan and Scotland.

"I should be fine for the World Cup – it's about three, three and a half months. It's actually a really good opportunity for me to get the knee sorted and to use it as a strength and conditioning period," concluded Broad.

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