London: Stuart Broad has revealed there is "bad news" about the extent of the injury he picked up in against India, at Lord's, on Sunday although exact details were still to be confirmed. "Bad news on the shoulder, torn a muscle," Broad posted on Twitter, while the ECB confirmed that a full statement would be released in due course.
Broad was unable to complete his final over during the one-day international and it appears likely England will need to find a new captain for the Twenty20 matches against West Indies. Broad was dosed up on painkillers and ready to bat at No.11 if needed during England's chase which was ended seven balls early by rain.
With Morgan, England's Twenty20 vice-captain, sidelined due to a shoulder injury there is no obvious replacement for Broad as captain. One option would be to give the job to the 50-over captain, Alastair Cook, but he refused to think too far ahead, saying, "We'll cross all those bridges when they arrive."
The fact that the one-day series is now safe for England takes pressure off the final match at Cardiff on Friday. However, the more significant concern is his likely absence from the five-match ODI tour of India next month. He bowled well at Lord's, removing India's openers in his first two overs, and has enjoyed a superb second half to the season after his problems against Sri Lanka, which resulted in him being dropped from the one-day side.
Jade Dernbach was left out at Lord's - England played Steven Finn instead - so he would be the logical replacement for Broad in Cardiff. However, the pitch can favour spin so it may be an opportunity to give Samit Patel another outing before the Twenty20s against West Indies and the tour to India.
England have had been hit by far fewer injuries than India during the Test and one-day series, but had to contend with some problems nonetheless. Chris Tremlett (back) missed three Tests and Jonathan Trott (shoulder) two, while Morgan was ruled out of action following the first one-day international at Chester-le-Street.
For Broad, meanwhile, it adds to an injury-hit 10 months which included the stomach strain that ruled him out of the final three Ashes Tests in Australia, before he picked up a rib injury during the World Cup and was forced to fly home.