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Broad expected to be fit for Champions Trophy

England's pacer Stuart Broad suffered a knee injury but is expected to be fit before the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy

Broad expected to be fit for Champions Trophy - Cricket News
England cricketer Stuart Broad is expected to be fit before the Champions Trophy.
Stuart Broad has been ruled out of England's remaining two NatWest Series ODIs against Australia due to a knee injury but is expected to play a full part in the forthcoming ICC Champions Trophy.

England Chief Medical Officer, Nick Peirce, said: "Stuart has had a niggling injury to his right knee for some time which had been manageable and until recently had not led to him missing any cricket. This ongoing niggle, a tendinopathy, or inflammation to the tendon, has recently flared.

"This requires rest and as a result Stuart won't be available for England's final two matches of the NatWest Series. We expect Stuart to play a full part in the forthcoming ICC Champions Trophy after which time he will undertake a strengthening programme prior to England's tour of South Africa.

"Luke Wright continues to make good progress after splitting his left big toe last Monday and he'll be re-assessed at the conclusion of the NatWest Series."

England meets Australia in the 7th and final NatWest Series ODI at Chester-le-Street on Sunday, September 20. England's opening ICC Champions Trophy match is against Sri Lanka on Friday, September 25 at The Wanderers.

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