He therefore has an opportunity to rest an injury - that is thought to date back to his problems with a split fat-pad
in 2012/13 - until England's departure for Australia at the end of October.
Aesthetic toe-shortening, fat-pad
augmentation, and toe-lengthening procedures are the most common, according to one Beverly Hills podiatrist, who brands his procedures with names like "the Cinderella" and "Perfect 10
s xhd pls Former England vice-captain Broad bowled 36 overs without success in two Tests, in Ahmedabad and Mumbai, and was then dropped in Kolkata before it was eventually decided he should fly home because of the pain of what was later diagnosed as a lacerated fat-pad
in his left heel.
Even as Broad prepares to lead his country in today's Twenty20 at Eden Park, the first international fixture of their New Zealand tour, England's medics scour the world to uncover a cure for the lacerated fat-pad
at the bottom of his foot.
As Twenty20 skipper Broad (above) led England into today's opening hitand-giggle at Eden Park in Auckland, medical staff were scouring the world for a cure to his lacerated fat-pad
at the bottom of his left foot.