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Stuart Broad gets injured ahead of South Africa Test series

Nottinghamshire coach Peter Moores revealed that Stuart Broad has been having this slight niggle for quite some time now.

Stuart Broad
Stuart Broad. (Photo by Philip Brown/Getty Images)

Premier English pace bowler Stuart Broad has suffered an injury scare ahead of England’s home Test series against South Africa. The injury scare happened during a County fixture when he was bowling for Nottinghamshire against Leicestershire on Wednesday. Soon after bowling just one over in the match, he was seen struggling with his heel. He had to walk off the field with an injured heel.

As per the reports in The Telegraph that followed, the pace bowler underwent a scan for the same soon after returning to the dressing room. The scans revealed no major issue but still needs some time to completely heal. This, in essence, would mean that Stuart Broad is likely to miss the next week’s County Championship fixture for Nottinghamshire.

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In case the problem persists thereafter, there could be dark clouds looming over his chances to play in the first Test against South Africa. England are scheduled to host South Africa for four Tests this season. The first Test starts on July at the iconic venue of Lord’s. England have already won the ODI series of the tour and recently registered win in the first of the three T20Is as well.

Persisting pain

Nottinghamshire coach Peter Moores revealed that Stuart Broad has been having this slight niggle for quite some time now. This is the only reason why the side did not risk him any further in the match and did not let him bowl in the County fixture.

“Stuart had a bit of pain in his heel, he’s had it for a while. If the situation had been different, he 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,” Peter Moores quoted.

Meanwhile, pacer James Anderson is fit again and has returned after an injury layoff for his side Lancashire recently.

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