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Broad Ruled Out Of T20 Series

Stuart Broad
Stuart Broad will play no further part in the Twenty20 series in Barbados
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England captain Stuart Broad has been ruled out of the final two Twenty20 Internationals against the West Indies in Barbados due to a knee injury.

He is suffering from patella tendonitis, which is also referred to as 'jumper's knee'.

He will miss the matches on Tuesday and Thursday in Barbados and then need an injection to play thruogh the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.

"I've got some patella tendonitis in my right knee," Broad said.

"I've had it all winter. It's just been a managing thing all winter, but obviously the workload has been quite heavy for me - and it's gradually got a little bit worse.

"I caught my knee in the sand in (the one-day series in) Antigua, which has brought a lot of fluid into it.

"So there's not much movement in there, and I'll be missing the next two Twenty20s to have an injection to get right for the warm-up games in Bangladesh."

While he will be able to play in the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh after an injection, Broad is going to need time off in the near future.

"I'll have to have a rehab period at some stage in the next 12 months, between six to 10 weeks," he added.

"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. But it won't put me in doubt for the (Twenty20) World Cup.

"It's just got to the stage at the minute where I can't move, so I need to treat it before then. It's something I need to try to get rid of."

England were well beaten in the opening match, going down by 27 runs, and Eoin Morgan will lead the side in Broad's absence.

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