Broad escapes serious injury

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Graham Onions

Graham Onions could potentially replace Stuart Broad against the Warriors on Sunday, assuming he proves his own fitness

Stuart Broad has suffered no major damage to his right shoulder, but the seamer will sit out England’s two remaining warm-up matches ahead of the limited-overs series against South Africa, the ECB has confirmed.

The 23-year-old seamer suffered the injury after jarring his shoulder during England’s opening tour game against the Diamond Eagles in Bloemfontein, a game in which Broad took two wickets.

An ECB statement said that England’s medical staff will continue to assess the knock.

One of his potential replacements in England’s second warm-up match against the Warriors tomorrow, Graham Onions, is also facing a late fitness test on stiffness in his lower back.

The 50-over match in Kimberley is followed by a Twenty20 friendly with South Africa A in Bloemfontein, before England play South Africa in the opening Twenty20 international at the Wanderers on November 13.

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