England seam bowler Jimmy Anderson, who left the field during the first Specsavers Ashes Test match against Australia at Edgbaston on day one (Thursday August 1) due to tightness to his right calf, underwent an MRI scan this week. The MRI confirmed that Anderson has suffered a calf injury. As a result of the injury, he will commence a rehabilitation programme working with the England and Lancashire medical teams.
Anderson will miss the second Test match, which starts at Lord’s on Wednesday August 14.
He will be reassessed on an ongoing basis regarding his availability for the rest of Specsavers Ashes series.