The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has issued an official statement regarding James Anderson’s injury ahead of the highly anticipated Ashes 2023. It has been confirmed by the ECB that the experienced fast bowler sustained a minor strain to his right groin during the recent domestic match between Lancashire and Somerset which was played at Emirates Old Trafford.
After the groin injury, the 40-year-old James Anderson had to leave the field and did not participate in the remaining three days of the LV= Insurance County Championship Division match. The England management sent him for scans and later confirmed that he had suffered a ‘mild strain’ and there is no sight of worry for the legendary pacer.
The England Cricket Board confirmed that James Anderson’s injury will be assessed by the medical team before the match against Ireland which will be played at Lord’s on Thursday, June 1.
Apart from the injury of James Anderson, Olly Stone is also suffering from Hamstring injury and it is a big blow for the English team. The star bowler Jofra Archer is going with his elbow injury and he is doubtful for the Ashes. The bowler was playing for Mumbai Indians and later on, he left the franchise mid-season after which the MI franchise roped in Chris Jordan in his team.
After the Ireland Test match, England will shift their focus to the crucial five-match Test series against Australia scheduled to take place from June 16 to July 31. The England team will be hopeful that James Anderson recovers fully and be part of the squad for the important series.