English veteran pacer James Anderson recently sustained a mild strain on his right groin ahead of the prestigious Ashes 2023. The 40-year-old had sustained the injury on the opening day of Lancashire’s County Championship match against Somerset. However, he came forward to give an update on his injury problems.
James Anderson provides update on his injury
The Ashes series is set to commence from June 16. Both the English and Australian cricket boards would hope that their players would be at their best both physically and mentally. However, the English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) faced a major setback as veteran pacer James Anderson sustained a groin injury.
Talking to the BBC’s Tailenders podcast, Anderson said, “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 low-grade thing, and I think in a couple of weeks I’ll be back to full fitness.”
Ahead of the Ashes series, England will take on Ireland in a one-off Test that is scheduled to begin on June 1. Despite the minor injury scare to Anderson, the side would hope that the veteran pacer would be available for the game and subsequently for the marquee series against Australia as well.
James Anderson has played 179 Test matches for England and the 40-year-old has taken a whopping 685 wickets. It could be crucial for the side that he returns to his best in the Ashes.
Anderson also came forward to talk about how frustrated he was with the minor injury scare and how he hoped to be back to full fitness as soon as possible.
“It’s frustrating because you always want to feel good and get enough bowling in before a series, and you want to be fresh, so it’s now about trying to plan the best route through this summer. I felt like I needed to play this game, so it’s not ideal, but I’m not stressed about it,” Anderson added.
We will have to wait and see if he is able to make his return for Ashes.