Alastair Cook: 'Stuart Broad injury not a concern'

Stuart Broad of England talks to members of the media during an England Nets Session at The Kia Oval on August 14, 2014
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Alastair Cook says that Stuart Broad's facial injury will not affect his performance for England, and says that his inclusion is "great news" for the side.

England captain Alastair Cook has insisted that Stuart Broad's facial injury will not affect his showing in the fifth Test against India.

The 28-year-old, who met with a specialist on Wednesday, was forced to wear a splint in practice on the eve of tomorrow's clash at The Oval after breaking his nose during England's victory at Old Trafford last week.

"I don't think it will affect his performance at all," BBC Sport quotes Cook as saying. "It is great news [Broad] has come through that blow, he likes playing in big games and this is a big game."

England currently lead the series 2-1.

Stuart Broad of England salutes the crowd after taking six wickets during day one of 4th Investec Test match between England and India at Old Trafford on August 7, 2014
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