English paceman in danger of missing the next Test match.
Stuart Broad has suffered a fractured nose after being hit in the face by a bouncer from Varun Aaron, on the third day of the fourth Investec Test at Old Trafford, but England are hopeful he will be available for the final Test at The Oval.
An update from the ECB on Saturday evening said: “He will be treated over the course of the week and the medical team anticipates he will be available for the fifth Investec Test.”
Broad’s injury came when he tried to pull Aaron – following consecutive sixes off the previous two deliveries – and the ball squeezed between his grille and visor, striking him at the top of the nose and drawing blood.
An unsteady Broad was helped off the field by the physio before being stitched in the dressing room. Shortly after tea he was seen walking around the boundary with a bandaged nose as he made the trip to hospital from where watched England wrap up an innings victory.