Broad cops a broken nose

Man of the match ends up in hospital

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Stuart Broad looks set to wear a face mask for the fifth and final Test against India at The Oval despite successful surgery to repair his broken nose.

The 28-year-old, who claimed Man of the Match honours despite not taking part in England second bowling innings, tweeted a photo out following the operation.

Stuart Broad Hit

England officials expect Stuart Broad will be fit to play in the fifth and final Test against India at The Oval next week despite confirming the paceman had suffered a broken nose in their fourth Test win at Old Trafford.

"X-rays confirm a fractured nose," an England and Wales Cricket Board spokeswoman told reporters at Old Trafford after England, with Broad off the field, completed a spectacular innings and 54-run victory inside three days to go 2-1 up in the series.

"He will have treatment over the course of the week and the medical team anticipate he will be available for the fifth Test."

Broad was hit when, trying to hook Varun Aaron for what would have been a third six in as many balls of the India fast bowler, he missed, with the ball lodging between the peak of his helmet and the grille.


Indian fielder Virat Kohli shows concern after England batsman Stuart Broad is hit (more photos below)

Broad was still named man-of-the-match for his first-innings return of six for 25 that was pivotal in India being skittled out for 152 after the tourists had won the toss.

Broad, with blood coming out of a nose wound, had several minutes of on-field treatment from the England physiotherapist before retiring hurt on 12, with England then 8-338.

He didn't resume his innings when new-ball partner James Anderson was ninth man out, with England thus 367 all out for a first-innings lead of 215 runs.

Despite the injury, the nasty incident didn't stop Broad's compatriot Alex Hales having a bit of fun on Twitter, however.





If there’s one man who knows exactly how he’s feeling it’s Craig Kieswetter, the English batsmen struck by a similar delivery in country cricket last month.

The Somerset batsman even tweeted a possible solution to combat the recent trend of gory facial injuries.