Jofra Archer elbow injury: England fast bowler undergoes surgery to address problem

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The ECB confirms that Jofra Archer underwent elbow surgery to try to resolve a long-term injury; No time scale has been set for his return, but England will hope to have the fast-pitcher back for the T20 World Cup and Ashes series in Australia later this year.

Jofra Archer underwent surgery to address his long-standing elbow problem

England fast bowler Jofra Archer underwent surgery on his right elbow to treat a long-lasting injury, the ECB confirmed.

No deadline has been set for Archer’s return and he will now begin a “period of intensive rehabilitation”, working with the medical teams at the ECB and Sussex.

The ECB statement read: “England and Sussex seam bowler Jofra Archer underwent surgery to address his long-standing elbow problems on Friday.

“Archer will now begin an intensive rehabilitation period working with the ECB and Sussex medical teams. His consultant will review his progress in approximately four weeks, at which point he will be given further guidance on when he can go bowling again.”

England expect Archer to be able to make a full and rapid recovery with the 26-year-old closer set to play a key role in both the T20 World Cup and the Ashes series in Australia later this year.

The elbow problem is one that Archer has been trying to manage for more than a year and has led to him missing several matches on tours to South Africa in 2020 and India this winter. The decision to have surgery came after he compounded the problem upon his return to county cricket with Sussex last week.

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