Scans reveal stress fracture in lower back

Anderson out for two months

Cricinfo staff

May 2, 2006

Text size: A | A



James Anderson had just forced his way back into the Test team © Getty Images
Enlarge
James Anderson has been ruled out of the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka after scans revealed he is suffering from a stress fracture of the lower back.

"It's a huge blow to Jimmy," said Mike Watkinson, Lancashire's coach. "He's worked hard and patiently at his cricket to get back into the Test and one-day environment and obviously was hoping to be involved with England right through this summer. But he is a fighter and he will get all the help possible at Old Trafford to overcome this setback."

This is a further blow for England a day after Simon Jones was forced to leave the field when he felt a twinge in his knee. Anderson has recently forced his way back into the Test team, playing a major role in England's victory at Mumbai, which levelled the series at 1-1. He then played a significant role in the one-day matches that followed and has been rested since his return home from the tour.

Anderson has had injury problems before, involving his heel and ankle. On the 2003-04 tour of Sri Lanka he injured his ankle playing squash and was then forced to withdraw from the England squad to play New Zealand, at Headingley, in 2004 with a heel problem.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.

TopTop
Email Feedback Print
Share
E-mail
Feedback
Print
ESPNcricinfo staffClose
Related Links
News : Jones to undergo scan on knee
Players/Officials: James Anderson
Series/Tournaments: Sri Lanka tour of England
Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby - Sep 23-26
Derbyshire 136/3
Essex v Worcs at Chelmsford - Sep 23-26
Worcs 84 Essex 5/1
Glamorgan v Hampshire at Cardiff - Sep 23-26
Hampshire 99/5
Kent v Gloucs at Canterbury - Sep 23-26
Gloucs 75/8
Lancashire v Middlesex at Manchester - Sep 23-26
Middlesex 92/3
Northants v Sussex at Northampton - Sep 23-26
Sussex 90/4
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham - Sep 23-26
Durham 78/5
Yorkshire v Somerset at Leeds - Sep 23-26
Yorkshire 122/3
Complete fixtures » | Download Fixtures »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days