England pacer Jofra Archer may miss the Test series against India owing to another Elbow injury. Virat Kohli led India were scheduled to play 5 match test series against England post the WTC finals against New Zealand.
Jofra Archer may skip Test vs India
Archer, who had returned to action for Sussex in the County Championship against Kent last week at Hove, only bowled five overs. He was suffering from pain in his right elbow when bowling and as a result, he was unable to bowl in the final two days of the match.
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Sunday then confirmed that Archer has been ruled out of the upcoming two-match Test series against New Zealand.
“Jofra has been reviewed by a medical consultant in respect of his right elbow soreness. He will now proceed to surgery tomorrow,” the England Cricket tweeted.
Jofra has been reviewed by a medical consultant in respect of his right elbow soreness.
He will now proceed to surgery tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/MIS9vG8sGh
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) May 20, 2021
Earlier this year, Archer had suffered a cut to his hand while cleaning at his home in January shortly before flying to India to prepare for the Test series.
The ECB’s medical team managed the injury throughout the tour, and it did not impact his availability. A fragment of glass was removed during the operation to his middle finger on his right hand in March.
Archer had played two Tests and all the five T20Is against India, and then he was ruled out from the ODI series and the first half of the IPL. England and New Zealand are slated to lock horns in a two-match Test series, which gets underway on June 2.
England Squad For New Zealand Tests
Joe Root, James Anderson, James Bracey, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Craig Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Dom Sibley, Olly Stone, Mark Wood.
England have back to back schedule this year, including home assignments against Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and India followed by the T20 World Cup and the Ashes series Down Under.
It is too soon to determine a post-procedure time frame for Archer’s rehab but the firebrand seamer is set for a significant spell on the sidelines.