James Anderson gives an update on his injury

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Senior England pacer James Anderson shared an update on his latest injury ahead of the one-off Test against Ireland and the Ashes following that.

Anderson had left the field with a mild groin strain during Lancashire's County Championship game last week.

While there were worries about the injury given that the Ashes was around the corner, the fast bowler was named in the Test squad for the match against Ireland and has now dispelled any concerns around it.

"I'm not worried about it," Anderson told the BBC's Tailenders podcast.

"It's obviously not great getting injured but it's probably the best outcome for what it is, because it's a low-grade thing and I think in a couple of weeks I'll be back to full fitness," he said.

"It's frustrating because you always want to feel good and get enough bowling in before a series and you want to be fresh, so it's now about trying to plan the best route through this summer."

The 40-year-old, however, stated that it wasn't ideal given that he needed some game time behind him ahead of the big summer. The Ireland Test begins early June, but although Anderson is in the squad, he does not want to rush things with the Ashes coming right after it.

"I felt like I needed to play this game so it's not ideal, but I'm not stressed about it. 

"I'm just taking it day by day and seeing how it goes because obviously I don't want to risk anything by making it worse.

"I'm more confident I can get this one right [than in 2019] and give the Ashes a right good crack."

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