Nottinghamshire fast bowler Stuart Broad will miss at least England's next eight matches because of a muscle tear in his right shoulder.

The Twenty20 captain is out of two matches against West Indies at the end of next week, and the final fixture of five in the NatWest Series against India at Cardiff on Friday.

But in a near worst-case scenario, the England and Wales Cricket Board also confirmed that Broad – who hurt himself bowling in Sunday's one-day international with India at Lord's – will have to sit out the return leg of one-day internationals against those same opponents on the sub-continent next month.

England are therefore left looking for a replacement to captain the team against the Windies in their final two matches of the summer at The Oval, as well as a pivotal bowling all-rounder in India.

ECB chief medical officer Nick Peirce added: "Stuart has a muscle tear within his shoulder and will require an initial period of rest and rehabilitation.

"Exact timescales will be determined in due course but he is likely to be ruled out for a number of weeks."

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