James Anderson avoids injury after being struck by golf ball

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       Anderson takes one in the face

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Finding himself buried among some trees, Anderson tried to find his way back onto the fairway but smashed his shot into the root of a tree in front of him, the ball rebounding at a rate of knots straight into his face.

Watch the moment England bowler James Anderson nearly suffered a nasty injury while playing golf with Stuart Broad.

The right-arm pacer must have thought of having a good time on the golf course and would have been hoping for an enjoyable round in the sun with Stuart Broad. Broad captioned it, confirming his team-mate was alright, before including a series of "crying laughter" emojis.

After completing the Test match on the fourth day, the England players were given an off day yesterday. Chasing 194, India were all out for just 162.

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But following the nasty incident, Anderson's England team-mate Broad saw the amusing side of things.

England global cricketer James Anderson had a solid outing against India at Edgbaston during the first Test, taking four wickets over two innings and helping the team register a 31-run victory on Saturday.

Luckily, no major damage was caused as Stuart Broad, who was also present at the venue, recorded the entire incident.

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