Jofra Archer, the England fast bowler, has had a string of unfortunate injuries, and the latest one, a stress fracture in his lower back, has forced him to sit out the remainder of the season. Since the month of July 2021, when he was a part of Sussex’s T20 Blast, he has not participated in any competitive sport.
Archer was supposed to make his return to play in the forthcoming T20 Blast campaign later in the month, despite the fact that he had been out for more than 9 months due to an injury. But the most recent injury has rendered him unable to participate in any of the next games.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) issued a press statement in which it acknowledged the discovery and said that there is currently no roadmap in place for the quick bowler’s return to competition. In light of the complexity of the situation, the committee will also seek the advice of an expert.
No timeframe has been set for Archer’s return: ECB Official read
Really not long back, Jofra Archer was optimistic about his chances of making a return, and he was also hoping forward to participating in England’s forthcoming summer in some capacity at some point. Unfortunately, the preparations have been derailed at this point, and England will be hoping that he will be able to recover in time for the Twenty20 World Cup that will be held in Australia further this year.
“After being diagnosed with a stress fracture to the lower back, England and Sussex seamer Jofra Archer has been ruled out for the rest of the season. No timeframe has been set for his return. A management plan will be determined following further specialist opinion over the coming days,” ECB’s statement read.
Furthermore, Jofra Archer’s health is also tied to the five-time IPL winners Mumbai Indians who got his offerings for Rs 8 crore in the super auction having realized that he won’t be accessible for the 2022 campaign. Nevertheless, it was promised that the fast bowler would participate in the 2023 competition. With the 27-year-old knocked out of the game, again and again, the team will undoubtedly be concerned now.