England fast-bowler Jofra Archer has received a green signal to resume training after a hand operation. There is, however, no clarity on when he will return to action. Archer recently went under the knife to get a fragment of glass removed from his hand.
Prior to the surgery, he was ruled out of England’s three-match ODI series against India in March as well as the start of the ongoing Indian Premier League due to an elbow injury, which has recently been treated with an injection. Archer, who was struggling with the elbow injury for quite some time, aggravated the same during the Test series against India.
As a result of the injury, he missed two Tests but played in all the five T20Is against the same opposition. Archer is now all set to resume his training in a bid to return to action. In a statement, the England and Wales Cricket Board said that the Barbados-born star has been given all-clear by his hand consultant and will return to “light training” this week, working with the Sussex and England medics.
“A further update on his elbow injury will be provided once he has returned to bowling to assess the effectiveness of his recent injection. No decision has been made as yet on when Archer is due to return to playing,” ECB said in the statement.
Archer would be hoping to recover fully and return to action for Rajasthan Royals in the ongoing IPL. The Royals started their campaign in IPL 2021 with a 4-run defeat to Punjab Kings.