James Anderson is unsure if he will be able to return during the Ashes series after suffering a calf injury in the first Test. England’s record Test wicket-taker recovered from a calf injury to play in the first Test at Edgbaston but lasted only four overs before going off early on the first morning with the same injury as Australia went on to claim a 251-run win.
The 37-year-old will definitely miss the second Test at Lord’s, which starts on Wednesday, but will continue to be assessed by England and Anderson remains unsure if he will be able to return during the series.
He told the BBC: “There’s nothing else we could have done. I did all the rehab – the only thing I didn’t do was play a match but there’s Twenty20 going on at the minute and there’s no games to play.
“I’m sure if I do manage to come back in this series then I’ll have to play some sort of cricket beforehand. “You feel lots of guilt [and you are] generally frustrated but you’re trying to help out the lads as much as possible without making them feel worse.”