James Anderson picks up an injury on day one of Roses match
Last Updated: 19/05/17 1:24pm
James Anderson had to leave the field with a suspected groin injury on the first morning of the Roses match between Lancashire and Yorkshire at Old Trafford.
The experienced England seamer, 34, pulled up abruptly in his run-up in the middle of his sixth over and, after getting to his feet, made his way gingerly out of the action.
Anderson had already made an impact in the short time he was on the field, taking a catch in the slips to remove Adam Lyth for a duck and then bowling Alex Lees, as the hosts took a pair of early wickets.
England's all-time leading wicket-taker is not due to be back in action for his country until the first Investec Test against South Africa at Lord's on July 6.
Lancashire's opponents Yorkshire will be without Travis Head for their NatWest T20 Blast campaign this summer after he was selected for Australia A's tour of South Africa.
The 23-year-old batsman will captain Australia A in the one-day international tri-series and has also been named in the squad for the longer format matches, on a tour which runs from mid-July to early August.
Yorkshire must therefore decide whether to seek an alternative overseas signing to join Head's fellow Australian Peter Handscomb at Headingley.