England's Jofra Archer could lose £800,000 IPL deal as he undergoes hand surgery


Jofra Archer could lose £800,000 IPL deal as England fast bowler undergoes surgery after ‘cutting his hand when he dropped a fish tank in the bath while he was trying to clean it’ before January’s tour of India

It has been revealed that Jofra Archer injured his finger before England’s tour of India while accidentally smashing a fish tank at home in January – which could now scupper his IPL deal.

It was recently revealed that Archer would undergo minor surgery on his bowling hand and now England will make a call this week on whether he will compete in the Indian Premier League.

And the Guardian have since revealed his injury came about in freak circumstances, after a fish tank was dropped in a bath while he was trying to clean it out.

Jofra Archer sustained the freak injury after he dropped a fish tank in a bath while cleaning it

Jofra Archer sustained the freak injury after he dropped a fish tank in a bath while cleaning it

Although the cut healed before heading out to India, the need to rest his deteriorating elbow injury made this week the opportune time to check up on his bizarre injury.

If he was to miss out on IPL action, the England seamer would have to forgo his £800,000 deal with Rajasthan Royals ahead of a busy end to the year with his country.

Archer was set to undergo surgery on Monday to determine whether any glass was still stuck inside his right middle finger.

The procedure follows some minor irritation in the finger after featuring in England’s T20 series defeat in India. 

England will be hoping Archer is fully fit for a crunch end to the year – which sees them participate in the T20 World Cup in India before travelling to Australia for the eagerly-anticipated Ashes.

Archer was forced out of the one-day international series that concluded with a decider in Pune on Sunday, which India won.

More to follow… 

England will make a decision on the fast bowler's IPL participation this week

England will make a decision on the fast bowler’s IPL participation this week

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