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Stuart Broad could be available for the fourth Ashes Test after scans on his foot have confirmed there is no fracture.
Australia are again heading towards victory in the third Test at the WACA which would wrap up the series for the Baggy Greens, but Broad could still be needed to try and stop a humiliating whitewash.
Broad was hit on the right boot by Mitchell Johnson while batting on Sunday and was sent to hospital where he underwent x-rays and scans on the injury.
Broad revealed after day three that he hoped to be able to play some part in the rest of the series and that now looks like being the case, even if he remains some way short of being fully fit.
He was unable to bowl in Australia’s second innings in Perth but has been given the all clear to bat should he be required to try and keep the Ashes alive, which looks increasingly likely as England continue to struggle.
The ECB used its official Twitter account to make a statement and it is all good news as far as Broad is concerned.
“Scans revealed no evidence of a fracture,” it read. “He will continue to receive treatment on his right foot and will be reviewed on a regular basis ahead of the fourth Test.
“He will bat in this current Test if required.”