The tour with South Africa is continuously become worst for the British. It was revealed this week that James Anderson, a fast bowler for the England National Cricket Team, will be removed from the remaining tour. This comes after the notable athlete received the substantial injury after making a play towards the second inning, where he acquired his 28th Five Wicket Haul. Unfortunately, it prompted a cracked rib for Anderson. The chances of him returning before the official 2020 season haven’t been confirmed by coaching staff. It’ll depend on the intensity of these broken ribs and the healing time involved.
Big Problems Ahead
The loss of James Anderson from a rib injury has concerned fans. Anderson maintains the record for All-Time Wickets with the national team and hasn’t suffered an injury of this stature previously. Concerns are that he will lose a formidable percentage of his talents, which has happened to numerous notable athletes after a severe injury. When James Anderson arrived at the local Cape Town Hospital, it was noted that his left-rib had cracked. The healing period is expected to be eight to twelve weeks, which means that Anderson loses upwards of three months in training.
Coaching staff with England’s National Cricket Team noted that throughout the afternoon period, Anderson began to feel discomfort and couldn’t continue for the third matchup of the day. This was the first time in his history with the team that such an instance occurred, which prompted immediate action from health officials. Going forward, it’s known that Craig Overton will replace Anderson for the eight to twelve weeks he’s benched. It’ll mark the second time during this test series that Craig Overton can compete. Depending on his performance, Overton could see a prominent position during the 2020 season.
Anderson Opens Up
James Anderson expressed his thoughts on the injury, taking to social media. He noted that it’s unfortunate to miss the remainder of this series but will focus on healing. James expressed that his support will be shown from home and that when he returns, he’ll acquire the sixteen wickets needed to reach 600. This would mark him the 4th person historically to achieve this goal. The beginning of their official season starts with Sri Lanka, where James Anderson has previously struggled. The notable athlete expressed that depending on the injury, he might be benched for their first matchup of the series. Regardless of what happens in two-three months, this ageing bowler will most definitely struggle in his first week back.