Jofra Archer made a comeback on the tour of India but his injury began to bother him again before the Indian Premier League.
Joffra Archer underwent elbow surgery (Pic Credit ECB)
The young fast bowler Jofra Archer has been troubled by injuries ever since he stepped into international cricket. Recently, his elbow injury troubled him a lot. Archer has now undergone surgery to alleviate the problem of an injured right hand elbow for a long time. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) gave this information on Wednesday but did not say anything clearly about his return.
Archer made a comeback on the tour of India but his injury began to bother him again before the Indian Premier League. After this, he had surgery on his hand in March. He returned to first-class cricket this month, but the right-hand elbow problem did not ease.
Will work with medical teams
According to the ECB statement, “England and Sussex fast bowler Joffra Archer underwent surgery on Friday to overcome a long-standing elbow problem.” Archer will now begin a rehabilitation period, working with the ECB and Sussex’s medical teams. His progress will be reviewed by his doctor in about four weeks. After this he will be told when he can return to bowling.
T20 World Cup, expected to be fit till Ashes
England will be hoping that Archer will recover fully to play an important role in the T20 World Cup and the Ashes in Australia later this year. Archer has been troubled by the elbow problem repeatedly for the past one year. Due to this injury, he stayed out of several matches during the tour of South Africa in 2020 and India earlier this year. Recently, after facing the field for Sussex in a county match, he again faced this problem, after which doctors decided to have surgery. Archer has played 13 Test matches for England and taken 42 wickets. At the same time, he has played 17 matches and taken 30 wickets in ODIs.
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