Stuart Broad to undergo scan on heel

Stuart Broad is confident of playing in the Ashes despite injury concerns
Stuart Broad is confident of playing in the Ashes despite injury concerns
 

Nottinghamshire fast bowler Stuart Broad is set to undergo a scan on his heel that hampered his participation in England's win over West Indies in the third Test at Lord's.

Despite, showing signs of discomfort, Broad claimed 20 wickets from the seven Tests against South Africa and West Indies combined.

Earlier, Broad was forced to leave the field with pain on his heel while playing for his club Nottinghamshire in the County Championship game against Leicestershire in June.

The 31-year-old is expected to have the scan in the next few days but has expressed confidence that the injury is unlikely to affect his participation in the Ashes series that begins in November.

Meanwhile, Broad's new ball opening partner James Anderson, who recently went on to become the first England bowler to claim 500 wickets will not feature for his club Lancashire in the remainder of the County Championship matches this season.

Both Broad and Anderson were not considered for selection in the One-Day International series against West Indies and hence their next international game will be the first Ashes Test against Australia in Brisbane in November.

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