Stuart Broad confirms that he plans to return to action this month

Stuart Broad
Stuart Broad

Stuart Broad has confirmed he plans to return to action this month after undergoing injections on "an ongoing ligament problem" in his left ankle.

England seamer Broad suffered discomfort in Nottinghamshire's Specsavers County Championship match against Worcestershire at Trent Bridge last week.

He has since had a series of scans but still expects to return against Surrey on July 22 as he bids to prove his fitness for the five-Test series set to start against India at Edgbaston on August 1.

He wrote on his Instagram page: "I've had some injections in my left ankle for an ongoing ligament problem after seeing brilliant specialists and having different scans.

"It needs five days' rest, then aiming to run Tuesday and build up quickly with an aim to play for Notts CC against Surrey CCC July 22nd. That's the plan!!"

Broad is one of England's three frontline Test seamers currently on the injury sidelines - although it is still hoped all will be fit by next month.

All-time national leading wicket-taker James Anderson is scheduled to return from his shoulder trouble for Lancashire 2nd XI against Nottinghamshire on July 15 - and then face Yorkshire in a Roses clash the following week.

Chris Woakes has been out of action with a knee injury since last month's Test win over Pakistan at Headingley.

England are expected to name their squad for the series opener against India after the full round of championship matches which starts on July 22.


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