James Anderson pulled up during Lancashire’s County Championship match against Durham (Picture: Getty)James Anderson has been ruled out of the remainder of Lancashire’s County Championship match against Durham after suffering a calf injury while bowling.
The England legend picked up two wickets and dismissed Australia international Cameron Bancroft before he was forced out of the attack in Sedbergh on Tuesday.
Anderson, who has taken a record 575 wickets in 148 Tests for England, pulled up during his 19th over and left the field to receive medical treatment.
Lancashire subsequently confirmed the 36-year-old would play no further part in the match.
INJURY UPDATE: James Anderson has sustained tightness to his right calf. He will not bowl again in the game and will continue to be assessed.
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Following the conclusion of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, England play a Test match against Ireland at Lord’s starting on July 24, before the Ashes begins on August 1.
Anderson has taken 30 County Championship wickets so far this season and reached 950 first-class scalps on Monday against Durham.
He will be a key player as England attempt to win the Ashes back on home soil, following a 4-0 defeat in Australia 18 months ago.
With 104 scalps, Anderson is England’s sixth leading wicket-taker in the history of the Ashes. Team-mate Stuart Broad has 95.