England confirm Jofra Archer will have hand surgery on Monday

England confirm Jofra Archer will have hand surgery on Monday to treat a cut he suffered while CLEANING at home in January prior to the tour of India… while fast bowler has also had another injection on his right elbow injury

  • Jofra Archer cut his right hand at home before heading out for the India series 
  • The quick bowler’s injury was managed by England’s medical staff in India 
  • He played in two of the Test matches and all five T20s against Virat Kohli’s men 
  • He was also ruled out of the current ODI series due to a right elbow injury 

England have confirmed fast bowler Jofra Archer will undergo surgery to his right-hand on Monday to treat a cut he suffered at home prior to the tour of India. 

The ECB stated the quick had suffered the cut to his hand while cleaning in his home just before his side travelled to prepare for the four-match Test series against Virat Kohli’s men.

England’s medical staff managed Archer’s injury throughout the series, as he featured in the first Test win in Chennai and the third Test defeat in Ahmedabad, before competing in all five games of their 3-2 loss in the T20 series.

Jofra Archer will undergo surgery to his right-hand on Monday after suffering a cut to his right hand while cleaning at home in January

The issue was managed on the tour of India and he played two of the four Test match series

The 25-year-old however returned to the UK earlier this week after being ruled out of the current ODI series with a right elbow injury, and the ECB have confirmed he has had a further injection to help his recovery. 

An ECB statement read: ‘Jofra Archer will undergo a procedure to his right hand following a scan and subsequent Consultant review since he returned to the UK on Tuesday.

‘He has also had a further injection for the right elbow injury that had seen him declared unfit for selection for the current ODI series versus India.

‘The procedure on Jofra’s hand will take place on Monday 29 March so he can recover during the planned break following his elbow injection.

Archer featured in all the T20s too but was ruled out of the ODI series with an elbow injury

‘Jofra 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 injury was managed by the ECB’s medical team through the tour and it did not impact on his availability.

‘Further investigation and a specialist opinion was sought upon his return to the UK and, in conjunction with the ECB medical panel, it has been decided that surgery is the best option to manage his injury in the longer term.

‘Further detail will be provided in due course.’ 

The ECB also confirmed no decision has yet been made on whether Archer will return to India to play the second half of the latest edition of the Indian Premier League for Rajasthan Royals.

No decision has been made whether Archer will feature in the IPL for Rajasthan Royals

Archer has already been ruled out of the first half of the IPL, which is scheduled to start on 9 April, and is due to be assessed by the ECB medical staff around the middle of next month, after which a call is expected to be made.

‘One thing that we need to be very mindful of is that Jofra does need to give this elbow a chance to recover,’ said England and Rajasthan Royals team-mate Ben Stokes on Thursday.

‘It’s great that he’s come out and said he’s putting his England commitments before everything else. 

‘It’s tough having an injury then getting through a game and then going backwards again. I think long term for his career, this is a very sensible option for him to be taking.’

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