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England pace bowler Stuart Broad will attempt to prove his fitness for the upcoming five-Test series against India when he returns to competitive cricket on July 22.
Broad experienced pain in his left ankle while playing for Nottinghamshire in their County Championship match against Worcestershire last week.
Despite undergoing several scans, which did not reveal any serious problems, Broad was given an injection to help with the pain.
He will now look to start running on Tuesday prior to featuring in Nottinghamshire’s County Championship clash with Surrey at Trent Bridge on July 22.
“I’ve had some injections in my left ankle for an ongoing ligament problem,” Broad said in a post on Instagram as quoted by ESPNcricinfo.
Meanwhile, James Anderson, who opens the bowling with Broad, will play in two matches ahead of the Test series as he looks to recover from a shoulder injury.
Anderson will play in a 2nd XI match before representing Lancashire in their County Championship game against Yorkshire on July 22.
The Test series between England and India begins on August 1 at Edgbaston.