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India vs England, 4th Test at Manchester: Stuart Broad injured off Varun Aaron’s bouncer

Stuart Broad © Getty Images
Stuart Broad © Getty Images

Aug 9, 2014

Stuart Broad suffered a nasty injury on his forehead after a Varun Aaron bouncer pierced through the gap in his helmet and hit above his eyes just after lunch on Day Three of the fourth Test at Old Trafford, Manchester. Blood was dripping off Broad’s head as he fell towards the ground.

It’s now a known fact that Broad is uncomfortable against the bouncers and India thought of testing him with just that. Varun Aaron bowled the first bouncer and it was pulled for six. Aaron persisted with the short ball and it once again ended up in the stands. The third bouncer bounced a bit more and the ball went through the gap in his helmet and hit in the centre above the two eyes.

Blood was oozing out of the forehead as he was treated by the team doctor and minutes later walked back.

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