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Glen Chapple hopeful on Anderson injury

Glen Chapple hopeful on Anderson injury

Glen Chapple is hopeful that James Anderson’s injury won’t be a serious one.

The fast bowler suffered a blow to his knee during the semi-final clash against Hampshire yesterday, and was forced to leave the field.

Lancashire Head Coach Glen Chapple, speaking after Lancashire's defeat at the Ageas Bowl yesterday, said: “It’s a nasty blow on the inside of the knee in a painful area.

“We’re not certain, but we’re confident it’ll just be a nasty bruise and it’ll settle down in the next few days. The physio will see him tomorrow (Monday) and he’ll be able to tell (the severity of the injury).”

Anderson tried to continue his over after suffering the blow, but was unable to do so.

“He was nearly able to bowl but it is a bad spot and as soon as there’s any swelling in there it can restrict your movement and limit your strength.

“I would imagine it would be very painful for a couple of days. I think a lot of us have had a similar blow in a similar area and it’s just at the edge of the joint.

“I’m not an expert but we have to wait to see how things pan out and be hopeful there’s no proper damage there.”

 
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