Broad submits to injections in bid to be fit to face India

Test cricket

In a bid to be fit to face India in the first of five Tests that gets underway at Edgbaston in Birmingham on August 1 Stuart Broad has submitted to painkilling injections.

Last week Broad was forced to withdraw from Nottinghamshire’s County Championship match against Worcestershire due to pain in his left ankle.

The quick has undergone scans, which did not reveal a major problem, and was given pain relieving injections to aid in his rehabilitation.

Broad and the England management hope that the veteran fast bowler will be able to porve his match fitness for Nottinghamshire against Surrey at Trent Bridge from the 22nd July.

In a post on Instagram Broad revealed: “I’ve had some injections in my left ankle for an ongoing ligament problem.”

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This revelation comes hot on the heels of the news that the other half of England’s most successful opening bowling pair is also struggling with a niggle.

Anderson is still nursing the ongoing shoulder problem that has plagued his career for the last two seasons since it was revealed in 2016 that he suffered a stress fracture to his shoulder blade.

There had been some suggestion that both Anderson and Broad might turn out for the England Lions but those have now been scrapped.

Anderson will have two matches to prove his long format fitness, a second XI match for Lancashire and the Roses clash against Yorkshire in the Championship.

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