Fears fears over Anderson after paceman manages to bowl just one over
17:00 GMT, 3 May 2012
Injury concern: James Anderson
There were fresh concerns over James Anderson's fitness after he managed to bowl just one over on day two of Lancashire's LV= County Championship Division One match against Nottinghamshire.
The England paceman suffered bruising to his right thumb after taking two blows in the field on his return to county action yesterday but was cleared of any breakage after being sent for X-rays.
There was no hint of any discomfort when he came out to bat in Thrsday's afternoon session, largely because he was dismissed for a golden duck by England team-mate Graeme Swann.
Anderson took the new ball as Nottinghamshire began their second innings but managed only six deliveries before returning to the dressing room.
Lancashire have said there is nothing to be concerned about and that Anderson is simply 'under the weather', but with Tom Smith already unable to bowl due to a hamstring injury, that seems a flimsy reason for the club's premier seamer, who did not re-emerge after tea, to be off the field.