Stuart Broad aiming to return from ankle injury later this month
Bowler keen to prove fitness before five-Test series against India, which is live on Sky Sports
Last Updated: 11/07/18 11:51am
Stuart Broad has confirmed he plans to return to action this month after undergoing injections on "an ongoing ligament problem" in his left ankle.
Broad suffered discomfort in Nottinghamshire's County Championship match against Worcestershire at Trent Bridge last week.
He has since had a series of scans but still expects to return against Surrey on July 22 as he bids to prove his fitness for the five-Test series against India, which gets underway at Edgbaston on August 1.
He wrote on his Instagram page: "I've had some injections in my left ankle for an ongoing ligament problem after seeing brilliant specialists and having different scans.
"It needs five days' rest, then aiming to run Tuesday and build up quickly with an aim to play for Notts CC against Surrey CCC July 22nd. That's the plan!!"
Broad is one of England's three frontline Test seamers currently on the injury list - although it is still hoped the trio will be fit by next month.
James Anderson is scheduled to return from his shoulder trouble for Lancashire 2nd XI against Notts on July
15 - and then face Yorkshire in a Roses clash the following week.
Chris Woakes has been out of action with a knee injury since last month's Test win over Pakistan at Headingley.
England are expected to name their squad for the series opener against India after the full round of championship matches, which starts on July 22.