Jofra Archer has undergone successful surgery to remove glass from his finger, ECB chief Ashley Giles confirms
Jofra Archer has undergone successful surgery to remove glass from his finger, confirms ECB chief Ashley Giles – after England’s fast bowler smashed a VISTANK while trying to clean it in the tub
- English fast bowler Jofra Archer has had a successful operation on his finger
- Archer had glass in his finger after he hit an aquarium when he tried to clean it
- He also suffered a right elbow injury while on the tour of England
English fast bowler Jofra Archer has had a successful operation to remove a piece of glass that got stuck in a finger when he hit an aquarium in the tub while trying to clean it.
The 25-year-old played two Tests and all five T20s during England’s time in India, but was excluded from the one-day series due to a problem with his right elbow, which worsened during the two-month tour.
While that problem remains the main concern, the director of the English gentlemen Ashley Giles said that the finger problem, which initially persisted in January, had been resolved.
English fast bowler Jofra Archer has had a successful operation to remove glass from his finger
“This is going to sound like a terrible conspiracy. He was cleaning at home or something and he has an aquarium, dropped the aquarium, cut off his hand, ” the former spinner told the Tuffers and Vaughan show on Radio 5 live.
‘So he had surgery today, he came out fine. It was administered through India.
“It didn’t stop him from playing, but since he came home for an injection and treatment on his elbow, he went to a specialist – I think it was still a bit stiff – and they had surgery.
Glass got stuck in his finger when he hit an aquarium while trying to clean it
‘I think they found another small piece of glass in the tendon, so that was the right thing to do.
‘We had a clear window to do it. We wish him all the best for his recovery, of course. ‘