Ahead of the Test series against India on home soil, England suffered a major setback. Speedster, Jofra Archer’s injury has resurfaced causing a great deal of trouble to the England team. It is believed he would need to once again go through a surgery on his right elbow. Consequently, he will miss the two-Test series starting with New Zealand. He will also miss the five-Test series against India. This is an irreparable blow to the host team as the speedster could have been of formidable assistance to the England team.
In fact, Jopra Archer has been plagued by an elbow injury since last year. Archer, who came to Team India on tour in March this year with an injury, played matches while taking injections to his elbow joint. However, as the severity of the injury increased, Archer, who missed the ODI series, returned home. He subsequently appeared to have fully recovered a few days ago. He also played for Sussex in the counties.
However, the England Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has recently issued a statement on Jopra Archer's injury. Against the background of the severity of the injury, once again the doctors suggested that surgery is mandatory. However, he is likely to stay away from bowling for 6 to 8 weeks, the ECB said.