Broad plays - but doesn't bowl

  • Last Updated: November 5 2012, 11:13 GMT

Stuart Broad was fit to lead England on the final morning against Mumbai A, but not to bowl after a scan on his heel injury.

Stuart Broad: Has a bruised left heel

Broad, official vice-captain to Alastair Cook in Tests, has been leading the team in this second tour match on their tour of India.

The fast bowler had to leave the field briefly on Sunday at the Dr DY Patil Sports Stadium, and it was announced after close of play that he would have a scan after feeling discomfort in his left foot.

The outcome was that he has bruised the joint, but nothing more serious.

He was, however, unable to take the new ball on Monday morning - Graham Onions doing so instead, in partnership with James Anderson.

An England and Wales Cricket Board text update read: "Scans show Broad has a bruised left heel.

"He is fit to field but won't bowl today. Progress will be monitored over next couple of days."

Broad's injury is another complication England could do without, just 10 days before the first Test against India, after his fellow seamer Steven Finn also limped out of their opening tour match last week with a thigh strain.

Stuart Meaker has been called in as cover for Finn for the final warm-up match in Ahmedabad, against Haryana on Thursday, as long as visa issues can be settled in time for him to fly from England.

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