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James Anderson hopes calf injury is not too serious

The England bowler limped off during Lancashire’s County Championship clash against Durham.

James Anderson suffered an injury scare (Adam Davy/PA)
James Anderson suffered an injury scare (Adam Davy/PA)

England bowler James Anderson hopes the injury which saw him limp off during Lancashire’s match against Durham is “not too serious”.

Anderson pulled up during his run-up on the third morning of the Specsavers County Championship clash at Sedbergh and sat out the rest of the day with a calf problem.

England’s all-time leading wicket-taker batted with a runner on the final day but did not return to the field to bowl as Lancashire were held to a draw.

The opening Test of the Ashes series against Australia gets under way at Edgbaston on August 1.

Reflecting on the match, Anderson wrote on Instagram: “Frustrating not to get the win. Also annoying to pick up a niggle but hopefully not too serious.”

While England’s one-day international squad have been in World Cup action, Anderson has spent a prolonged spell with Lancashire in preparation for the Ashes.

Anderson, who was competing in his sixth game in this season’s competition, has taken 30 wickets this season. The 36-year-old has a record 575 wickets in 148 Tests for England.

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