Jimmy Anderson and Dom Sibley have become the latest two players to join England’s injury list, with both sidelined after picking up injuries for their respective counties.
Jimmy was set to return to action for Lancashire in their County Championship game against Kent today but England’s greatest-ever bowler has been ruled out with a tight calf.
The 38-year-old will continue to be assessed by both the ECB and Lancashire medical teams, though it is understood his county are planning for him to be back next week.
Sibley looks set to be out a little longer after fracturing his right middle finger while fielding in Warwickshire’s County Championship game against Nottinghamshire last week.
Scans have revealed that the England opener is set to miss not just the Bears’ game against Essex today but their subsequent match against Durham at the end of April.
The Vicar of Sibley will be assessed by the ECB and Warwickshire medical teams before a decision is made on when he can return to action.
Elsewhere, Jofra Archer returned to training recently but Ben Stokes is set to miss the start of the summer after fracturing his finger playing for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.