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Broad to miss remaining West Indies T20Is

England captain expects to recover from knee injury in time for ICC World Twenty20 2014

Broad to miss remaining West Indies T20Is - Cricket News
Stuart Broad expected some rest, and maybe even an operation, for his knee in the long-term.
Stuart Broad, England’s captain in the shortest format, will miss the remaining two Twenty20 Internationals against West Indies after being ruled out due to a knee injury. 

Broad, who is suffering from patellar tendonitis, explained he would sit out of the matches in Barbados on Tuesday (March 11) and Thursday so that he could recover in time for the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, where he will lead England.
"I've got some patella tendinitis in my right knee," said Broad on after England’s 27-run loss to West Indies in the first T20I. "I've had it all winter. It's just been a managing thing all winter, but obviously the workload has been quite heavy for me - and it's gradually got a little bit worse. 
"I caught my knee in the sand in (the one-day series in) Antigua, which has brought a lot of fluid into it. So there's not much movement in there, and I'll be missing the next two Twenty20s to have an injection to get right for the warm-up games in Bangladesh." 
After several injections on the same joint already, Broad expects some rest, or even an operation, could be needed in the long term. "I'll have to have a rehab period at some stage in the next 12 months, between six to 10 weeks,” he explained. "But there's a decent period at the end of the English season which I can look at probably - or maybe four weeks in April. But it won't put me in doubt for the (Twenty20) World Cup. It's just got to the stage at the minute where I can't move, so I need to treat it before then. It's something I need to try to get rid of." 
Broad’s condition flared up during the first T20I in Bridgetown. Eoin Morgan, the vice-captain, will lead England in Broad’s absence. "I just was running back at mid-off, went to flick the ball up and my knee just got caught - a little bit like Narine today, I suppose - and it immediately hurt,” said Broad. "Loads of swelling came into the knee, so it's really puffy ... I'm struggling to run at the minute." 
West Indies won the toss and scored 170 for 3 in its 20 overs before restricting England to 143 for 9. Samuel Badree returned 3 for 17 from four overs before Narine and Marlon Samuels shared three scalps between them. Broad admitted England was “outplayed” and was surprised by the state of a pitch on which spinners excelled. 
"(The pitch) definitely played different. There was quite a bit of grass on the wicket and we saw that all the seamers went at about eight an over or more and all the spinners got wickets with low economy rates," said Broad. "Whether that's to do with the batsmen not playing the spin particularly well or whether it's to do with it being very hard to play the spin, we'll need to analyse that. There will be some slower bowlers in the side come Tuesday, I think."

Barring Ravi Bopara and Tim Bresnan, none of the other batsmen scored more than 40 and Broad pointed out it was important for the top order to click.
“We were pretty happy with 170 – maybe it was a touch over par – but we never got going with the bat. You need one of your top three to get in and that hasn’t happened for a while,” he said.

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