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Jofra Archer ruled out of action for rest of 2021; will miss T20 World Cup and Ashes

“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,” ECB said in a statement.

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England pacer Jofra Archer has been ruled out of the action for the rest of the 2021. This makes it clear he will not be a part of the ongoing Test series against India and will also miss the second leg of IPL 2021, T20 World Cup and the Ashes.

Archer has suffered due to his right elbow for a long time now and missed a few matches on South Africa tour last year. He was then also ruled out of the India series followed by the IPL 2021 earlier this year

The England fast bowler had returned to action for Sussex during the County Championship and this is where his elbow injury flared up again. He didn’t bowl on the last two days of the game against Kent. In the process, he also got ruled out of the home Test series against New Zealand which England lost at the start of the summer.

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) released an official statement regarding Jofra Archer while also confirming that the pacer has sustained a different elbow injury and wasn’t the previous one. “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.

“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 said.

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