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Anderson suffers injury scare on county return

ESPN staff
May 2, 2012
James Anderson suffered an injury to his thumb © Getty Images

England fast bowler James Anderson required a trip to hospital for an X-ray after injuring his thumb while on county duty with Lancashire on Wednesday.

Anderson sprinted to the temporary dressing rooms at Old Trafford after completing an encouraging 10-over spell against Nottinghamshire on Wednesday. It was assumed he'd be back after a quick rub-down, but he did not return.

Suspicion fell on the blow to his arm he took fielding a drive by James Taylor off his own bowling but soon transpired he injured his thumb during his part in the dismissal of Michael Lumb, parrying the ball from fourth slip to Ashwell Prince at third.

He soon departed the ground to get an X-ray at hospital, where results subsequently showed that the injury to his right thumb is just bruising.

He is expected to bowl again later in the day.

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