James Anderson is set to miss the first Test of England's tour of India that is scheduled to begin on Nov 9 due to a shoulder injury. Anderson suffered a stress fracture in the Sri Lanka series and missed the first Test against Pakistan at Lords as well.
Anderson last played against Pakistan in August where he took nine wickets in three Tests but rushing him back quickly appears to have aggravated his injury.
"He might be ready to do some training, but won't be ready for the first Test," Cook said, reported the BBC.
Anderson, 34, has 463 wickets to his name since making his debut in 2003, a feat that has made him England's record wicket-taker in Tests and propelled him to sixth on the list of highest wicket
"I don't know what's happening. They will be making some decisions over the next seven days or so. I spoke to him last night and he is training well and in good shape physically." Cook added.
In 2012, Indian captain MS Dhoni had described him as "the difference between the sides" after England won the series. In unfavourable sub-continental conditions, Anderson took 12 wickets in the series while all Indian seamers combined were able to claim just 10 as England won their first Test series in India since 1984-85 by a margin of 1-2.
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