Injured Broad to fly home

March 9, 2011 - 0:0
Stuart's Broad's World Cup is over as the England bowler prepares to fly home. The seamer was originally confident that his latest injury setback - a side strain sustained in Sunday's thrilling World Cup win over South Africa - but now his tournament is finished. Broad suffered a similar fate during England's successful Ashes tour, and he is now expected to be replaced by Chris Tremlett. The ECB have yet to confirm the reports emerging from various media outlets. The 24-year-old's plight is the latest in a spate of injuries for Andrew Strauss's side after Kevin Pietersen was forced to return home with a hernia problem and Eoin Morgan was unavailable for World Cup selection due to a broken finger. Earlier, Broad had said: ""I'm not too down at the minute because I don't know what the injury is. But obviously, I'll be bitterly disappointed if it's the end of my World Cup. ""It's in a different area. I didn't get the short stabbing pain that I did in the Ashes, so that's a good sign this is not as severe as that."" It has been a torrid few months for the Nottinghamshire all-rounder, who was ruled out of the Ashes series prematurely with a torn abdominal muscle which he picked up on the fourth day of the second Test in Adelaide. Meanwhile Eoin Morgan, who replaced Pietersen in England's squad, arrived in Chittagong as expected to link up with his team-mates. Pietersen returned home on Monday when the hernia problem that has been troubling him during the tournament became too painful for him to carry on. England's next match in a topsy-turvy campaign sees Strauss's side take on Bangladesh in their penultimate Group B fixtures at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. (Source: Eurosport)