In­jured Broad doubt­ful for third In­dia Test

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Eng­land fast bowler Stu­art Broad is doubt­ful to fea­ture in the third Test against In­dia af­ter a foot in­jury forced the team man­age­ment to re­view his fit­ness. Broad, who un­der­went a scan on his right foot af­ter Fri­day’s play in the on­go­ing sec­ond Test, has suf­fered dam­age to a ten­don. “Stu­art Broad has strained a ten­don and one of the small joints in his right fore­foot. The in­jury will be re­viewed fur­ther at the end of the Test,” an Eng­land media state­ment said yes­ter­day. How­ever Broad, who rat­tled the In­dian top-order with his twin strikes in the final ses­sion on day three, will “con­tinue to bowl” in the rest of the in­nings. Broad, 30, also got In­dian opener Lokesh Rahul for a duck in the sec­ond over of the match but strug­gled as the game pro­gressed. Broad’s in­jury scare has added to the woes of a team al­ready miss­ing lead­ing pace­man Chris Woakes who is nurs­ing a knee in­jury. Woakes’ re­place­ment James An­der­son has just re­turned to ac­tion af­ter re­cov­er­ing from a shoul­der in­jury. Eng­land have Steven Finn and Jake Ball in the squad as pace backup for the marathon five-match series. The first Test at Ra­jkot ended in a draw. —AFP

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