With the start of the Ashes series scheduled for 16 June, both the English and Australian cricket authorities would like their players to be at their physical and mental best. Nonetheless, the English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) recently suffered a significant setback when veteran pacer James Anderson suffered a groin injury.
Anderson’s right groin suffered a moderate strain. The injury occurred on the opening day of the County Championship match between Somerset and Lancashire. Nonetheless, he presented an update on his injury issues.
Anderson stated on the BBC’s Tailenders podcast, “I’m not worried about it. It’s obviously not great getting injured, but it’s probably the best outcome for what it is, because it’s a minor injury, and I’ll be back to full fitness in a couple of weeks.”
It’s aggravating because Anderson always desires to feel excellent.
Prior to the Ashes series, England and Ireland are scheduled to play a one-off Test beginning on June 1. Despite Anderson’s minor injury concern, the team remains hopeful that the veteran pacer will be available for both the game and the marquee series against Australia.
Anderson has been the leader of the English Test team’s bowling attack for a number of years, having played 179 Tests for England. He has amassed a staggering 685 wickets, and his return to form in the Ashes could be crucial for England. Anderson came forward to express his frustration over the minor injury scare and his desire to return to full health as soon as feasible.
“It’s frustrating because you always want to feel good and bowl enough before a series, and you want to be fresh, so I’m trying to plan the optimal route through the summer. Anderson added, “I felt obligated to play this game, so it’s not ideal, but I’m not stressed about it.”