England’s fast bowler James Anderson, who is currently the vice-captain of the team, will miss the action for the next six weeks of the season to recover from shoulder injury before England’s Test series against India.
Anderson, England’s leading wicket-taker, has been managing a "long-standing right shoulder injury".
Due to the rest, the 35-year-old will miss two championship matches for County club Lancashire after the England medical team instructed complete rest to increase his chances of getting through the long Test schedule.
Anderson was the part of the team in the recently concluded 2-match Test series against Pakistan where he played both the matches.
"It's wear and tear. Rehab makes it feel better so it's just about managing it through certain periods," Anderson said on Test Match Special.
"My shoulder has been an issue ongoing for the last couple of years and it is just looking after it the best way I can."
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