Ashes 2019: England paceman Anderson out of second Test

England will be without seam bowler James Anderson when it meets Australia in the second Ashes Test at Lord's.

After bowling four overs on day one at Edgbaston on Thursday, James Anderson left the field due to a feeling of tightness in his right calf.

After bowling four overs on day one at Edgbaston on Thursday, James Anderson left the field due to a feeling of tightness in his right calf.   -  Getty Images

James Anderson will miss the second Ashes Test against Australia due to a calf injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed.

After bowling four overs on day one at Edgbaston on Thursday, Anderson left the field due to a feeling of tightness in his right calf.

The 37-year-old seamer had a scan later in the day and despite batting in both of England's innings he did not feature again in the field, as Australia - inspired by Steve Smith - won by 251 runs.

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England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker will now miss the second match of the series, which starts at Lord's on August 14, and will continue to be evaluated.

An ECB statement said: "[An] MRI confirmed that Anderson has suffered a calf injury. As a result of the injury, he will commence a rehabilitation programme working with the England and Lancashire medical teams.

"He will be reassessed on an ongoing basis regarding his availability for the rest of the Ashes series."