Stuart Broad will miss IPL 2012
cricfan | April 10, 2012 at 10:27 pmby
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London: England paceman Stuart Broad has been ruled out for three more weeks, including playing in the Indian Premier League, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Tuesday.
Broad is contracted to Kings XI Punjab. Broad also missed the 2011 IPL season after sustaining a rib injury. Broad is recovering from a calf strain sustained during the first Test against Sri Lanka. England lost the match but squared the series 1-1 with victory in the second Test last week.
He will be assessed regularly over the coming weeks with a view to returning to cricket with his county side Nottinghamshire in early May.
Broad’s right calf problem is the latest in a catalogue of injuries. He also suffered an ankle sprain while in Sri Lanka after tripping on a boundary rope, and missed last season’s IPL through injury.
Late last year a shoulder problem kept him out of two Twenty20 matches against the West Indies before a rib complaint forced him to sit out the subsequent limited-overs series in India. Prior to that, a stomach injury prematurely ended his involvement in the 2010-11 Ashes campaign and forced him to miss last year’s World Cup on the subcontinent.
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