England fast bowler Stuart Broad is expected to miss the first Test of the four-match series at Lord’s which is scheduled on July 6 after suffering a heel injury when he was playing for English County side Nottinghamshire.
The Nottinghamshire coach Peter Moores revealed we have had straightway asked Broad to come off the ground while adding that the situation was in their favour which made things easy for the bowler as well as the team in general.
“If the situation had been different, he [Stuart Broad] could have pushed on through it but there was no need to, so he came off and we’ll monitor it and look after him,” Moores was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
However, after sending down an over the 30-year-old right-arm fast bowler Broad complained about the unbearable pain in his left heel when he was fielding against Leicestershire.
“Stuart had a bit of pain in his heel, he’s had it for a while,” Maintained Moores
Moreover, in the Specsavers County Championship Division Two four-day match, Nottinghamshire clinched the win by an innings and 280 runs which further saw Broad scoring unbeaten 50 and he conceded 28 runs in his 10 overs.
England management is closely monitoring the condition of Nottingham-born Broad as the scans revealed bruises and it is expected to take complete result in a bid to gain complete fitness for the national duty against South Africa.
Adding more the miseries, the doubts have been raised regarding fast bowler Chris Woakes followed by James Anderson and all-rounder Ben Stokes about their appearance at the historic and iconic cricket ground Lord’s.
According to the report, Broad had forced himself out of the ground against Leicestershire owing to the precautionary measures.
Interestingly, Broad would be aiming to participate in the Royal London One-Day Cup, 2017 grand finale which is scheduled between Nottinghamshire and Surrey on July 1 at Lord’s.
The reports revealed Broad has developed a problem in the heel in the recent past which has however been reduced by the specially arranged shoes.
Broad has featured in 102 Tests for England in which he has bagged 368 wickets at an average of 28.54. He has claimed 15 five-wicket hauls.
Talking about One-day International career, the lanky bowler has played 121 matches in which he has collected 178 wickets.
Broad has also played 56 Twenty20 Internationals which saw him bagging 65 wickets at an impressive average of 22.93