Stuart Broad Retires Hurt With Nose Injury

Claret Everywhere: Broad Cops One On The Nose

Stuart Broad was forced to retire hurt after he was smacked on the nose from a Varun Aaron bouncer at Old Trafford.

England bowler Broad had just hooked two sixes from the previous two Aaron deliveries, yet he failed to clinch a hat-trick when the Indian bowled short again and he top edged the ball onto his nose.

The ball was actually wedged inside Broad's helmet as India fielders rushed to check on his well-being. Once the helmet was eased off, blood poured from Broad's nose and he was escorted off by the England physio having scored 12 off six.

Broad is struck on the nose by Aaron after hitting the Indian for two sixes

His injury was reminiscent of the war wound former England batsman Mike Gatting collected in Jamaica in 1986, when Malcolm Marshall broke his nose.

Unlike Broad, Gatting's helmet did not feature a grill. A piece of his nose was found embedded in the ball.

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