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Broad knee surgery confirmed

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The ECB has confirmed that Stuart Broad will undergo surgery on his right knee on September 4 to try and overcome the persistent tendonitis which has been managed for much of the last year.

Broad had conceded during the Old Trafford Test against India that an operation would be required and was seen by a specialist from Sweden after the series had finished earlier this week.

As expected he was not named in the one-day squad for the series against India. The estimated recovery time is around three to four months which is likely to rule Broad out of the one-day series in Sri Lanka during November leaving the triangular series in Australia during January, ahead of the World Cup, as the target.

A brief ECB statement said: "The ECB medical team confirmed that England pace bowler Stuart Broad is to have surgery on his right knee on Thursday 4 September. A rehabilitation and recovery programme will be determined following the operation."

Broad's knee has been an ongoing issue but has flared up particularly badly at various stages, including on the tour of West Indies were he was forced to sit out games then again early in the recent Investec series against India which raised doubts as to whether he would be able to see out the five Tests.

In the end Broad was able to complete the series and played a key role in England's turnaround as they secured a 3-1 result. He took 6 for 25 at Old Trafford and finished the series with 19 wickets at 23.00.

During the Old Trafford Test he was also struck in the face by a bouncer from Varun Aaron which squeezed between the grille and the helmet leaving him with a fractured nose although specialists said surgery was not required.

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