Broad to skip rest of T20 series against West Indies

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“I should be okay assuming the injection works, which they generally do”

England Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad will miss the remainder of the ongoing Twenty20 series against the West Indies after aggravating a knee injury during the first Twenty20 International, which the West Indies won by 27 runs, in Barbados.

Following the conclusion of that match, Broad revealed that he was suffering from patellar tendonitis.

However, Broad noted that he “should be okay” for the upcoming World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.

“I’ve had injections for a while now, throughout the winter, it’s been getting stiffer and stiffer,” Broad said. “I caught my knee in the ground in Antigua and it swelled up. I struggled to move it a little bit, so I won’t be playing the next couple. I should be okay assuming the injection works, which they generally do. It gradually got worse throughout the winter, with the amount of bowling I’ve been doing – no real break – so it’s something I need to act on now to make sure I’m fit and firing for the World T20.”

Broad also revealed that he may require surgery at some point in the future as he does not want the injury lingering around for the remainder of his international career.

“I’ll have to have a rehab period at some stage in the next 12 months, between six to ten weeks,” he said. “But there’s a decent period at the end of the English season which I can look at probably – or maybe four weeks in April.

“I can’t keep waking up every day in agony, and surviving training. The injection should sort that out and if it means missing two Twenty20s in the West Indies when we’ve got a World Cup in Bangladesh, I’m not too frustrated about that.”

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