The 35-year-old Lyon, who has taken 496 Test wickets, sustained the injury on the second day of the Test match.
Australia have confirmed Lyon’s absence from the rest of the series, ruling him out of the squad for the upcoming three Tests due to a “significant calf tear”.
In addition, batter Matthew Renshaw has been excluded from the Australian team.
Australia currently leads the series 2-0 following a 43-run victory at Lord’s and a win by two wickets in the first Test at Edgbaston.
There are potential replacements for Lyon, such as spinner Todd Murphy, who claimed 14 wickets on a tour of India earlier this year. Murphy is in contention to fill Lyon’s shoes for the third Test, which begins at Headingley on Thursday.
“We had to adapt without Nathan Lyon at the other end, something we’ve grown accustomed to,” remarked Australia’s coach Andrew McDonald. “Things seemed somewhat chaotic at times, highlighting the importance of having a spin option.”
Murphy, 22, only had seven first-class matches under his belt before making his Test debut against India in February. “His standard delivery is of international quality,” Lyon noted. “That was evident in India, arguably the toughest place to spin bowl.”
Facing England’s batters will present a unique challenge for Murphy, Lyon commented, adding that it could be a good opportunity for the young spinner to make a mark in England in this significant Ashes series.
Lyon remained positive about his setback, describing it as a mere speed bump. “It’s not career-defining. My desire to return is stronger than ever,” he said.
Lyon claimed eight wickets in Australia’s win in the first Test at Edgbaston and took his 496th Test wicket during his 100th consecutive Test at Lord’s. However, he sustained his injury while attempting to field a ball on the second day of the second Test. Despite his injury, he managed to score four runs in a 15-run partnership with Mitchell Starc on day four.
In his cricketing career that began in August 2011, Lyon has been fortunate to avoid major injuries. Out of 126 Test matches since his debut, he has featured in 122. He is yet to decide whether he will remain in England for the rest of the Ashes series or head home for rehabilitation.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Nathan Lyon Injury
What injury has Nathan Lyon sustained?
Nathan Lyon has incurred a significant calf injury during the Ashes 2023 series against England.
Which match did Nathan Lyon get injured in?
Nathan Lyon got injured during the second day of the second Test match at Lord’s in the Ashes 2023 series.
Will Nathan Lyon play in the remaining Ashes 2023 series?
No, Nathan Lyon has been ruled out of the remaining Ashes 2023 series against England due to his calf injury.
Who is likely to replace Nathan Lyon in the Ashes 2023 series?
Todd Murphy, who took 14 wickets on a tour of India earlier this year, is a potential replacement for Nathan Lyon for the upcoming matches in the Ashes 2023 series.
What is the current status of the Ashes 2023 series?
As of now, Australia is leading the Ashes 2023 series against England 2-0.
What’s Nathan Lyon’s outlook on his injury?
Nathan Lyon views his injury as a minor setback and not career-defining. He expressed a strong desire to return to the game.
Is Matthew Renshaw part of the Australian squad in the ongoing Ashes series?
No, Matthew Renshaw has been omitted from the Australian squad for the Ashes 2023 series.