James Anderson undergoes scans after calf stiffness on Day 1 of first Ashes Test

Anderson had injured his calf while playing county cricket, but passed the fitness test ahead of the first game of the Ashes. He did now bowl after lunch on Day 1 against Australia.
James Anderson undergoes scans after calf stiffness on Day 1 of first Ashes TestJames Anderson undergoes scans after calf stiffness on Day 1 of first Ashes Test
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England fast bowler James Anderson has gone for a scan after suffering from calf stiffness on Day 1 of the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston. The 37-year old bowler had been struggling for fitness and even missed the one-off Test against Ireland last week due to a calf injury, which he had picked up while playing for his county Lancashire in July. 

He, however, passed the fitness test ahead of the game against Australia, but it returned to haunt him as he left the ground on Day 1, thus leaving his team a bowler short. 

Anderson opened the bowling and caused plenty of problems upfront, and though he did not pick up a wicket in his first spell, he conceded only one run in his first four overs. 

In his absence, Chris Woakes replaced Anderson in the bowling attack, who did not bowl after lunch as he had left for the hospital by then.

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