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England pace bowler James Anderson has been ruled out of the fourth Ashes Test in Nottingham due to a side strain.
Anderson will also play no further part in the ongoing third Test at Edgbaston after sustaining a side strain on the second day.
Anderson was clearly in pain after he bowled the second ball of his ninth over. However, after bowling another delivery, he ran in deliver the fourth ball of the over before pulling up and leaving the field.
There has been no word on the severity of Anderson’s injury and whether it will affect his participation in the fifth and final Test at The Oval.
“It’s obviously a big loss because he’s the leader of the attack,” fellow pace bowler Stuart Broad said prior to the start of the third day. “I spoke to him after the scan and he was confident that he’d be okay for The Oval, which should be a big bonus for the last Test match.”
Anderson played an instrumental role during the first innings of the third Test as he claimed six wickets to help skittle Australia out for a dismal 136.