James Anderson limps off in Lancashire's One-Day Cup semi-final defeat
Last Updated: 12/05/19 8:26pm
James Anderson suffered an injury scare after limping off during Lancashire's defeat to Hampshire in the Royal London One-Day Cup semi-finals following a knock to the knee.
The England seamer was hit by a drive from Hampshire's James Fuller at The Ageas Bowl on Sunday and immediately dropped to the floor in pain.
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Jimmy Anderson downed as James Fuller drives the ball straight back at him at pace.
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Anderson was attended to by Lancashire's medical staff but hobbled off the field shortly before Hampshire completed a four-wicket win, although his county are confident the 36-year-old has suffered only bruising.
Lancashire head coach Glen Chapple said: "It is a difficult area - as soon as there is any swelling in there it will restrict your movement and limit your strength. I imagine it will be painful for a few days."
Anderson took six wickets in six games for Lancashire in their run to the last four in the One-Day Cup with a best of 3-21 against Warwickshire.
James Anderson hit lard on the knee from a ball smacked back at him... was on the deck for a while... tried to come back and bowl but couldn’t. A little worrisome.— Charles Dagnall (@CharlesDagnall) May 12, 2019
Anderson also claimed six wickets in the match as Lancashire began their Specsavers County Championship Division Two campaign with a seven-wicket victory over Middlesex at Lord's in April.
The paceman's next outing for England is likely to be the four-day Test against Ireland at Lord's from July 24 before the Ashes series against Australia begins at Edgbaston on August 1.