England paceman James Anderson has been ruled out of the remainder of the Ashes series with a calf injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced Friday.
Anderson, England’s all-time leading wicket-taker, has not featured in the series since breaking down with the injury after bowling just four overs in Australia’s 251-run win in the first Test at Edgbaston.
There had been hopes the 37-year-old Lancashire fast bowler would be fit for next week’s fourth Test at Old Trafford.
But after bowling during a second XI match against Durham this week he has been declared unfit for the final two Tests of the series.
England and Australia are currently locked at 1-1 following the hosts’ dramatic one-wicket win in the third Test at Headingley.