The pacer suffered from an injury that will keep him out of action for at least three months.
England quick Jofra Archer is going to miss the tour of Sri Lanka and this year’s edition of Indian Premier League after scans confirmed a stress fracture in his elbow. England and Wales Cricket Board has announced that he is set to miss the Sri Lanka’s trip alongwith IPL 2020.
Previously, Archer was withdrawn from the current ODI and Twenty20 International series versus Proteas. He has been struggling with the issue for a couple of months and missed the final three Test matches of England’s ongoing tour of South Africa.
The 24-year-old will now start rehabilitation with the ECB keeping an eye on return to international in June against West Indies in a three-match Test series. He was set to represent Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, which will start from late March this year.
According to the ECB statement: “England fast bowler Jofra Archer underwent further scans on his injured right elbow yesterday in the UK. The scans confirmed that Archer has suffered a low grade stress fracture of the right elbow.
As a result of the injury, he has been ruled out of England’s Test tour of Sri Lanka and the Indian Premier League 2020 season,” the ECB further added in a statement. “He will now commence an injury rehabilitation programme with the ECB medical team with a view to be ready for the international summer campaign starting in June against West Indies in a three-match Test series.”