Jofra Archer Injury Updates: Since his injury almost two years ago, Archer has only made a few outings to the ground. The nightmare hunts Jofra back at IPL 2023 when he just began playing shorter forms after recovering from back and elbow injuries a few months ago. Jofra Archer has been ruled out of The Ashes and the rest of English summer.
A terrible string of injuries has plagued the skilled right arm fast. Due to elbow and back issues, Archer missed nearly two years of international cricket before making a comeback earlier this year. Archer hasn’t played a Test since March 2021. According to the ECB, the 28-year-old will now spend time focusing on his injury management with the Sussex and England medical divisions.
England confirmed the ‘Jofra being ruled out’ news while announcing their squad for the first Test of the summer. ECB managing director Rob Key said: “It has been a frustrating and upsetting period for Jofra Archer. He was making good progress until a recurrence of the elbow injury, which kept him out for an extended period previously.”
He added, “We wish him the best of luck with his recovery. I’m sure we will see Jofra back to his best and winning games for England, whatever the format. Hopefully, sooner rather than later.”
The English and Wales Cricket Board confirmed that Archer was “pushing through the discomfort” while playing and it had been “challenging” last week when he had to leave the Indian Premier League early owing to discomfort in his problematic right elbow.
Archer was supposed to spearhead Mumbai’s pace battery in the IPL in Jasprit Bumrah’s absence, however, he only appeared in five of the team’s 14 games. He only managed to take two wickets at a 9.50 economy rate.
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