England vs India: Stuart Broad ruled out of Test series

England seamer Broad has sustained a tear to his right calf and has been ruled out of the remaining Tests against India.

Stuart Broad walks back to the pavilion after picking up an injury at the nets session at Lord's Cricket Ground on Tuesday.   -  GETTY IMAGES

England seamer Stuart Broad has sustained a tear to his right calf and has been ruled out of the Test series against India.

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The right-arm pacer underwent an MRI scan in London on Wednesday lunchtime, which revealed a tear. Broad sustained the injury during the warm-up at Lord’s on Tuesday.

"Things can change so quickly. A moment before training, all smiles, then during the warm-up, I jumped a hurdle, landed a bit awkwardly on my right ankle then the next step felt like I’d been whipped by a rope as hard as you can imagine on the back of my leg," Broad wrote on his Instagram account.

"I actually turned to @jimmya9 (James Anderson) & asked why he whipped me!, but when I realised he was nowhere near me, I knew I was in trouble.

"Scans say grade 3 calf. All so innocuous. Season over & gutted to miss this India Test Series, but a huge focus on Australia now. Going to take my time, no rush, baby steps & be the fittest I can be heading out there. Big focus in my brain."

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England has called up Lancashire seamer Saqib Mahmood as cover.

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