England’s fast bowler Jofra Archer has often been trying his best to keep himself in good shape. Nonetheless, he has been getting injured time and again. The Barbados-born pacer has missed many crucial games for England due to injury woes.
He was also expected to recover in time to represent Rajasthan Royals. However, he didn’t recover fully. England Cricket Board didn’t want to risk him by playing IPL. As a result, he was ruled out of the 14th edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League.
Meanwhile, in the latest development, Jofra Archer has been ruled out for the remainder of 2021. It is indeed a big blow to the England cricket team. This year is a crucial year for England because of two major marquee events.
England cricket team will miss Jofra Archer’s services
England will participate in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021 in the United Arab Emirates. The marquee event will get underway on October 17. After that, the English team will lock horns with Australia in the iconic Ashes from December 8. The first Test begins at The Gabba.
The England and Wales Cricket Board gave an official confirmation that Jofra Archer underwent further scans on his injured right elbow last week. The scan reports disclosed that he suffered a recurrence of a stress fracture of his right elbow. It means that he has been ruled out of the rest of this calendar year. He will miss the ongoing Test series against India.
Sadly, he will also miss the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 and the Ashes series in Australia. The paceman had an operation in late May to remove a bone fragment from his elbow. The 26-year-old also returned to cricketing action last month.
However, he faced discomfort in his elbow during matches for Sussex in the Vitality Blast and a 50-over friendly against Oxfordshire. For the unversed, the operation is not about the stress fracture that sidelined him previously.
The fast bowler has plenty of time to get back on the field. He will be spending time on an extended break from the sport. He is likely to return for a medical review in early autumn.