At the end of yet another humiliating day at The WACA, as Australia stretched their lead to 369 after bowling out England for 251, England had another thing to worry about- Stuart Broad’s injury.
As a searing Johnson Yorker hit him on the foot, Broad could not come out to bowl either as was seen limping. He was taken to X-ray later and due to the report being inconclusive, he had an MRI Scan as well and the reports have been sent to UK.
“I got hit by a full ball from Mitch. Got ice on it and tried to bowl on it in the nets,” said Broad, who is now on crutches.
“The doc said I needed an X-ray that came back inconclusive so I had an MRI and we're waiting for those results to come back. I won't be bowling tomorrow.”
When asked if he would bat, he added: “It’s pretty much dependant on the state of the game. I’ll certainly bat if the team requires it.”
He seemed very much on the disappointed side just like the whole English team seeing the way the day started: “Losing those three wickets before the new ball was obviously very disappointing. That started the day off very badly,” he said.
“Australia didn’t have very much pressure on them when they came out to bat.”
However he did see optimistic when asked about what result can this game yield for England. Broad said: “We’ve had numerous Tests that we’ve saved when we’ve had no right to save. We’re due a score.”
Regardless of Broad's mind-set, he and the rest of the Britons are now needing a miracle if they harbour any hopes of saving the game. Someone would have to stand up and play that “Brave” knock that will boost England up otherwise the fate of The Ashes would be pretty much what the Aussies have wanted for a number of years.
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