The Ashes

Alastair Cook and Stuart Broad Injuries: Updates on England Duo Ahead of Ashes

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 22:  Stuart Broad (L) of England talks to captain Alastair Cook during day two of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at the Kia Oval on August 22, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Matt CheethamCorrespondent IOctober 29, 2013

Alastair Cook and Stuart Broad are both injury concerns for England after it was revealed that they will miss the first Ashes warm-up game on Thursday.

The key duo, England's captains in all three forms of the game, missed Tuesday's training session following back complaints. Cook told Sky Sports:

It was very similar to what we did last time in 2010, three warm-up games should give you enough time for some time in the middle and some miles in the legs for the bowlers.

We've got a long build-up, I think you need that for such an important tour.

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