Jofra Archer will start bowling to get glass out of the hand within fourteen days of a successful surgery
Jofra Archer will resume bowling in a fortnight following a successful glass removal operation … with the English star out to prove eligibility for the second half of IPL and a share of £ 800,000 Rajasthan Royals deal
- Jofra Archer had surgery to remove glass from fingers after he destroyed an aquarium
- He tried to clean it and was run through the problem on the tour of India
- The 25-year-old English fast bowler will start bowling again in two weeks
- The IPL starts on April 9 and Archer hopes to play in the final stages of the tournament
Jofra Archer will return to bowling in a fortnight in an attempt to prove his fitness for the Indian Premier League.
Archer, 25, remains hopeful that he will be able to play with Rajasthan Royals for part of the IPL season and test his ongoing elbow problem once he gets the all-clear in a follow-up appointment for Monday’s hand surgery.
The surgery to remove a piece of glass in his right middle finger coincided with a rest period meant to allow his elbow injury to settle after a second cortisone injection of the year last week, and is unlikely to slow down his schedule .
Jofra Archer will start bowling within fourteen days of a successful hand surgery
Archer has undergone surgery to remove glass from a finger after destroying an aquarium at home
As Sportsmail reported earlier this month, although Archer, the IPL’s reigning MVP with a £ 800,000 deal, will miss the start of this year’s competition starting on April 9, he plans to make his comeback during the final stages.
However, the ECB will want to see how the elbow reacts when it resumes training in the week of April 12 before approving such a move.
If he is not experiencing pain, it could be considered preferential for him to play Twenty20 over County Championship cricket, partly because of the relative workload a fast bowler entails and partly because a return to India would give him more high-quality experience. of the Twenty20 World Cup there this fall.
If an issue preventing his selection for two Tests against Virat Kohli’s team resurfaces, surgery cannot be ruled out.
The 25-year-old fast bowler now hopes to participate in the second half of the IPL
That was a route the ECB medical team avoided when Archer was banned from the one-day series in India after discomfort grew in his bowling arm.
The 2019 World Cup-winning star had problems on the tour and was excluded from the final test after a flare-up.
Further deterioration over the five T20 internationals led to Ashley Giles, England’s general manager, being informed on the eve of the series decider that he would not be fit enough to get through the trio of ODIs in Pune.
As a multi-format player, Archer remains an integral part of bidding to unite global limited-overs titles and reclaim the Ashes from Australian hands later this year.
Archer was diagnosed with a stress fracture in the same elbow last year, but he says the discomfort experienced this time was in a different place.
If he is not experiencing pain, it may be considered preferential for him to play Twenty20
On Monday, he underwent surgery performed by Doug Campbell – the same consultant who repaired Ben Stokes’ self-inflicted wrist fracture seven years ago.
Campbell of Leeds removed the glass fragment that had been trapped in a healed wound under his right middle finger for over two months.
The jagged cut was sustained before contacting the England team on the subcontinent, when he returned from Barbados to his home in Hove in the New Year, shattering an aquarium while trying to clean it in his bath.
Yet it became clear that there was a problem only after the irritation grew during the last days of his tour.
It wasn’t until March 14, when he wore a protective band for a Twenty20 international in Ahmedabad before the match, that there had been any clear indication of a problem, and even then only a select few of the England medical staff were aware.
The same consultant who solved Ben Stokes’ self-inflicted wrist problem operated Archer
When Ben Langley, the ECB’s medical officer, observed an increase in swelling – caused by a foreign body trapped under the skin – it was decided to send him north to Spire Hospital on Monday.
It was Campbell who poked the broken scaphoid bone in Stokes’ wrist – after frustrating a locker room safe with the open palm of his hand following a layoff for nothing in Barbados in 2014, an injury that sidelined him for five weeks and caused the then 22 year-old missed the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.
The minor surgery, on the other hand, will not delay Archer’s return, but doctors from the ECB and Rajasthan Royals remain in talks about his participation.