Broad to be rested before ashes

Stuart Broad has been advised to be rested completely before the Ashes in November after aggravating an old heel injury during last week’s third Test against West Indies at Lord’s.

Broad underwent a scan on his left heel on Tuesday evening after slipping on the pavilion steps while taking the field after lunch on the first day of the Lord’s Test.

Though there hasn’t been much significant affect to his body but still Broad had some cases before with this heel injury in his 109 Test career.

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Once he faced a lacerated fat pad that caused him to fly home early from the 2012-13 tour of India.

As for now, he will join his fellow mate Jimmy Anderson on the sidelines for the rest of the summer as ECB decided to rest their front line bowlers before their team heads off to Australia by the end of October.

Speaking on Tuesday afternoon during a ‘Chance to Shine’ event at Downing Street, Broad says, “”It was ridiculous. I was just walking out with my spikes on and my back spike just slipped down a stair and I fell down it.”

“I said to Jimmy Anderson, ‘I think I’ve hurt my ankle there’. Then it throbbed throughout the afternoon. There are no worries. If there was a Test next week I’d be fit to play,” he said.

Shakib Ahmed