Done with surgery, Jofra Archer to undergo rehabilitation

After a successful surgery, Jofra Archer to undergo a four week intensive rehabilitation.

England’s premier fast bowler Jofra Archer had successful surgery on his relapsing right elbow stress fracture. He was advised to get it operated on when he came back to the bowl for his county club, Sussex.

International Cricket Council (ICC) Tweeted an update about Jofra Archer’s surgery. The Tweet read –
“England bowler Jofra Archer successfully underwent surgery to address his long-standing elbow issues.”
“His return to bowling will be reviewed by his consultant after four weeks of intensive rehabilitation.”

“His progress will be reviewed by his consultant in approximately four weeks at which point further guidance will be provided as to when he can return to bowling,” said a spokesperson also.

Archer’s elbow issues were first seen when he pulled out of a Test in Cape Town earlier at the beginning of 2020 and was later diagnosed with a stress fracture. It relapsed in an away tour of India because of which he had returned to England missing the whole 50 over the format of the series and Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.

This injury needed to be operated. Thus Archer had to miss IPL 2021 which was eventually suspended mid-way. He returned and bowled for his County club, Sussex against Kent. Five overs in the second innings accounting for his fellow England player Zak Crawley, Archer felt pain in his elbow and wasn’t bowled again. The England and Wales Cricket Club (ECB) said in a statement that Archer was ruled out of two-Test match series against New Zealand scheduled from 2 to 14 June.

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