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England's Anderson ruled out of second Ashes test

England's Anderson ruled out of second Ashes test
FILE PHOTO: Cricket - Ashes 2019 - First Test - England v Australia - Edgbaston, Birmingham, Britain - August 1, 2019 England's James Anderson reacts Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine -
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(Reuters) – England fast bowler James Anderson has been ruled out of the second Ashes test due to a calf injury, the country’s cricket board (ECB) said on Tuesday.

Anderson, who had struggled to be fit for the series opener against Australia at Edgbaston, pulled up injured on day one of the first test, which the hosts went on to lose by 251 runs.

He has now been ruled out of the next match, which starts at Lord’s on Aug. 14.

The ECB said Anderson underwent an MRI scan this week and that it confirmed a calf issue.

“As a result of the injury, he will commence a rehabilitation programme working with the England and Lancashire medical teams,” it added.

The ECB said Anderson’s chances of playing in the rest of the series would be reassessed on “an ongoing basis”.

(Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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