Jimmy Anderson will not bowl in remainder of first Ashes Test

Anderson, who pulled up after four overs in Australia's first innings, has not recovered sufficiently to convince the medical staff that he is okay to take part

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Jimmy Anderson's calf problems will prevent him from bowling in the remainder of the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

Anderson, who pulled up after four overs in Australia's first innings, has not recovered sufficiently to convince the medical staff that he is okay to take part.

England are continuing to officially call the issue "tightness" in his right calf.

The veteran seamer will be allowed to bat if required in England's chase.

The news comes as a major blow for the hosts', whose remaining bowlers will have to share Anderson's workload.

Anderson underwent a scan on Thursday, the results of which have yet to be made public, but went through bowling drills on the outfield prior to the start of play on Saturday and then in the nets again at lunch.

His teammates have described the senior pro's frustrations at the situation, which comes a matter of weeks after he suffered a similar injury while playing for Lancashire.

Stuart Broad revealed on Thursday that Anderson had apologised to the squad for breaking down, though Broad insisted that his old friend had nothing to say sorry for.

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