Jofra Archer to remain out of cricketing action for the rest of the year

In what would come as a great disappointment for England cricket fans, their star bowler Jofra Archer has been ruled out of the cricketing action for the rest of the year.

Jofra returned to the domestic circuit last month after an operation but soon after felt discomfort right elbow. The scans further revealed of a stress fracture in the elbow. The English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed that the speedster has been ruled  out of IPL 2021, T20 World Cup 2021 and the Ashes, the events which are scheduled to be held later on in the year.

“Jofra Archer underwent further scans on his injured right elbow last week. The scans revealed that he has suffered a recurrence of a stress fracture of his right elbow,” the statement from ECB read.

“In response to these findings, he has been ruled out for the rest of the year and will miss the current Test series against India, the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 and the Ashes series in Australia.

“The 26-year-old, who had an operation in May to remove a bone fragment from his elbow, returned to play last month. As part of his return-to-bowling programme, he became aware of increasing discomfort in his elbow during matches for Sussex in the Vitality Blast and a 50-over friendly against Oxfordshire. The operation is not related to the stress fracture that sidelined the player previously. He will now spend time on an extended break from cricket before returning for a medical review in early autumn,” ECB added.

The news came as a big blow for England as Archer was expected to add lethalness to the side in the coming twenty-overs World Cup and the Ashes. Lately, England has been struggling in the bowling department and Archer’s absence will only add to their woes.

Cricmaze wishes Archer for a speedy recovery and hopes to see the fiery seamer in action soon.

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