Broad to be sidelined for first Test against South Africa?

It is unclear how serious Broad’s injury is

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England pace bowler Stuart Broad could potentially miss the first Test against South Africa after suffering a left heel injury.

Broad complained of pain in his heel during Nottinghamshire’s innings and 280-run win over Leicestershire in Division Two of the County Championship.

According to an England spokesman, Broad will undergo a scan in the next 24 hours to determine the severity of his injury.

“Stuart had a bit of pain in his heel,” Nottinghamshire coach Peter Moores said. “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.”

Broad’s injury will be a big worry for England as they are already likely to be without seamer Chris Woakes in the first Test against the Proteas as he is currently recovering from a side strain he sustained in the Champions Trophy.

Furthermore, all-rounder Ben Stokes played through the Champions Trophy with a sore knee, while pace spearhead James Anderson only recently recovered from a thigh injury.

The first Test between England and South Africa will begin on July 6 at Lord’s.

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