Bad news on the shoulder, torn a muscle: Broad

Updated: Sep 12, 2011, 20:24 PM IST

London: England on Monday suffered a blow after Twenty20 skipper and pacer Stuart Broad said that there is "bad news" about the extent of the injury he picked up during the fourth one-dayer against India as he has "torn a muscle".

England are scheduled to play two T20 matches against the West Indies after the India series and if Broad`s injury is serious, it appears the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will have to find a new captain.

While the ECB confirmed that a full statement would be released in due course, Broad tweeted, "Bad news on the shoulder, torn a muscle."

Broad could not complete his quota of overs in the fourth ODI against India at Lord`s on Sunday after he suffered a shoulder injury while bowling his final over.

The pacer was given painkillers and was ready to bat at number 11 if needed during England`s chase, which ended with seven balls to still go due to rain.

With Morgan, England`s T20 vice-captain, too ruled out due to a shoulder injury there is no obvious replacement for Broad as captain.

Another cause for concern is that Broad could also miss the five-match ODI tour of India next month.

Broad bowled well at Lord`s on Sunday, picking up the wickets of openers Parthiv Patel and Ajinkya Rahane in his first two overs.

It has been an injury-hit last 10 months for Broad, who was ruled out of the final three Ashes Tests last winter due to stomach strain, before picking up a rib injury during the World Cup that forced him to return home.