Stuart Broad to play against Pakistan despite injury scare

Stuart Broad (c) too confirmed via twitter that the injury was not going to trouble him for long and there was no need for a scan Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Dubai: Jan 16, 2012

England pacer Stuart Broad, who was hit on the foot while batting at nets on Sunday, is expected to play in the first Test against Pakistan starting on Tuesday.

There were no major concerns over the injury, and it was hoped Broad would be able to bowl in the match said an England team spokesman.

Broad too confirmed via twitter that the injury was not going to trouble him for long and there was no need for a scan.

“Afternoon with my foot up being iced,” he wrote.

“Jimmy Anderson got me with an inswinging yorker in the nets . . . bowling tomorrow, so no worries . . .”

The 25-year-old pacer was struck by a ball into his left foot while batting during England s practice session at the ICC s Global Academy.

“He has just got a bang on the foot with the ball so I wouldn’t have thought it would be a serious injury,” James Anderson was quoted saying in Telegraph.

“I don’t think we are worried about him at the moment.”