National selector Geoff Miller concerned over spate of injuries suffered by Stuart Broad
Last Updated: January 14, 2013 10:27pm
Stuart Broad: Rarely injury-free over last two years
Stuart Broad could be asked to give up one form of cricket in order to extend his England career, according to National selector Geoff Miller.
The all-rounder has suffered a series of injuries over the last two years that have forced him to miss a number of England internationals.
He missed three Tests in the 2010/11 Ashes series due to a torn stomach muscle, a side strain curtailed his World Cup campaign and recent calf and shoulder problems have sidelined Broad in recent months.
England's Twenty20 captain is hoping to return to India for the fourth and fifth one-day internationals if he recovers from a heel injury in time.
Broad remains in the selectors' plans for all three formats of the game, but Miller warned: "Anybody with an injury is a concern and we've got to manage workloads as best as we can, that's why we're continually looking at other players.
"We will look at it and make sure he's used in the best possible way for English cricket. He knows that.
"At this moment of time we're not thinking about taking him out of a format because he's got that sort of quality but if we reached the stage where his body wasn't responding to all kinds of cricket then we're open to that.
"What we have to do is react to the injury that he has at any one time. He felt, and we felt, that he had to look after his body so he went away and worked really hard at that.
"Since then there have been a few niggling injuries, but anybody can get them. The concern is that there have been two or three niggles that have affected his form and availability."