England fast bowler Stuart Broad has been ruled out of the rest of the Test series against India. Broad sustained a tear to his right calf while warming up on Tuesday (August 10) at Lord's. He underwent an MRI scan on Wednesday (August 11), which sealed his fate.
"England seamer Stuart Broad has sustained a tear to his right calf and has been ruled out of the LV= Insurance Test series against India," a release from ECB said.
The Lord's Test was set to be Broad's 150th in the format. He would have been the third England cricketer after Alastair Cook (161) and James Anderson (163) to the landmark.
England had earlier roped in Lancashire fast bowler Saqib Mahmood as cover. Other than Mahmood, England also have Craig Overton and Mark Wood in the squad to pick from.
Broad's injury comes at a bad time for England, especially when his partner Anderson too is under an injury cloud. Anderson, England's leading wicket-taker, is believed to have sustained a thigh strain and missed training as a result.
Broad, England's second-highest wicket-taker behind Anderson, has picked up 524 scalps at 27.84.
The first Test at Trent Bridge ended in a draw after rain played spoilsport on the final day with India needing 157 runs more to win the match with nine wickets in hand.
The action shifts to Lord's for the second Test, starting Thursday (August 12).