Ashes target for Broad
Stuart Broad's ongoing heel problem will see him remain on the sidelines until England travel to Australia for the Ashes in November.
The 31-year-old Nottinghamshire seam bowler has been plagued by the issue for most of the summer and was forced out of his side's County Championship match against Leicestershire in June after bowling just one over.
Broad did manage to take 20 wickets in England's Test series' wins against South Africa and West Indies respectively, but revealed he had pain in his heel during the nine-wicket third Test win against the Windies at Lord's last weekend.
He underwent a precautionary scan on Tuesday and, despite no serious problems being detected, it has been decided that Broad will now remain on the sidelines for the next two months.
He will miss the upcoming ODI series against the West Indies and the remainder of Nottinghamshire's County Championship Division Two season.
England's first Ashes warm-up game is on November 4 while the opening Test of the five-match series is at the WACA in Perth from November 23.
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