Broad sets Sept 4 date for knee surgery

AFPAugust 20, 2014
England's Stuart Broad hits a shot during play on the third day of the fifth cricket Test match between England and India at The Oval cricket ground in London on August 17, 2014
England's Stuart Broad hits a shot during play on the third day of the fifth cricket Test match between England and India at The Oval cricket ground in London on August 17, 2014 (AFP Photo/Ian Kington)

London (AFP) - England pace bowler Stuart Broad will undergo knee surgery on September 4 as he targets full fitness in time for the 2015 World Cup.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had already confirmed that the 28-year-old needed to go under the knife to cure a long-standing tendonitis problem.

"The ECB medical team confirmed that England pace bowler Stuart Broad is to have surgery on his right knee on Thursday 4 September," said an ECB statement.

"A rehabilitation and recovery programme will be determined following the operation."

Broad helped England to a 3-1 Test series win over India despite having suffered a broken nose in the innings and 54-run fourth Test victory.