Jofra Archer to undergo surgery on right elbow due to recurrent injury issue

The right-arm pacer is already out of the two-match Test series against New Zealand.

Saurabh GangulyAuthor

Updated - 20 May 2021 08:28 PM

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It has been an injury-plagued year for the England fast bowler Jofra Archer. While he had to sit out of the Test match against India, he couldn't quite recover in time for his stint with the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Post that, he did make a first-class comeback in the County Championship but it is now being learned that the soreness has returned on his right-elbow which isn't good news for the English fans.

It is being confirmed that Archer will be undergoing a surgery to resolve his recurrent elbow problem which has kept him out of cricketing action this year. The right-arm pacer is already out of the two-match Test series against New Zealand owing to the same problem and a further update on his fitness will decide whether he will be able to recover in time to play India in English conditions.

Meanwhile, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has made no official statement saying when are they expecting Archer to make a comeback. Archer received cortisone injections in the elbow joint previously, including during the India tour in March but the injury seems to be bothering him again.

Jofra Archer's recurring injury a worry for England: Nasser Hussain

Former England captain Nasser Hussain believes that the 26-year-old's constant struggle with injury is a worry for the team. Hussain said that the Three Lions will want a fit Archer for the T20 World Cup and the Ashes set to be played later in the year. "He (Archer) can do things other bowlers can't -- as long as he is fit. He needs to be fit," Hussain was quoted as saying.


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