sport news England 'holding their breath' over James Anderson's side injury

England 'holding their breath' over James Anderson's side injury sustained in second Test win against South Africa, says Ashley Giles James Anderson injured his side against South Africa and will have a scan The bowler missed almost all of the Ashes series last year with a calf injury The third Test against South Africa is in Port Elizabeth on January 16  

By Jack Bezants for MailOnline

Published: 08:40 GMT, 8 January 2020 | Updated: 08:49 GMT, 8 January 2020

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England have been left 'holding their breath' over James Anderson's latest injury after their second Test victory against South Africa in Cape Town.

Anderson, who took seven wickets in the victory, including a five-wicket haul in the first innings, is to undergo scans on a side injury after struggling through the fifth-day at Newlands on Tuesday.

He is going to have a scan to determine the severity of the issue.

James Anderson is going to have a scan to determine the severity of his side injury

James Anderson is going to have a scan to determine the severity of his side injury 

Anderson got seven wickets in the second Test, including a five-wicket haul in the first innings

Anderson got seven wickets in the second Test, including a five-wicket haul in the first innings

'He's been such a great servant that we're holding our breath and (have) fingers crossed for him,' Ashley Giles, director of England men's cricket, told BBC Radio 5Live.

'We'll be desperate if Jim was injured again. He's worked so hard to get back in the team.

'We certainly don't think it's a recurrence of his previous injury.'

Anderson, the fourth-highest Test wicket taker of

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