The 25-year-old impressed at Nottingham Forest before securing a move to Newcastle last season. He then spent a further campaign at Forest on loan from the St James' Park outfit.
And Broad light-heartedly suggested that he would pick Darlow for the England team, to which he responded with the following on Twitter:
Thanks for the faith mate, would comfortably get the job done!!@FantasyFC @StuartBroad8— Karl Darlow (@KarlDarlow) October 16, 2015
In all seriousness, Darlow would do well to prove he is Newcastle material let alone ready for England.
A speedy recovery would be welcome for all Newcastle fans, then, while Nottingham Forest supporters would no doubt have also watched on with intrigue as he received his first regular run of games in the top flight.
It could still happen for the youngster - he just needs to get fit for the St James' Park outfit as soon as possible.