Jofra Archer will begin bowling again in a fortnight following successful surgery to remove glass from his hand… with England star set to be fit for second half of IPL and fulfill part of £800,000 Rajasthan Royals deal
- Jofra Archer had surgery to remove glass from fingers after smashing fish tank
- He was trying to clean it and was managed through the issue on the tour of India
- The 25-year-old England fast bowler will start bowling again in two weeks
- The IPL starts 9 April, with Archer set to play in latter stages for Rajasthan Royals
Jofra Archer will return to bowling in a fortnight in a bid to prove his fitness for the Indian Premier League.
Archer, 25, remains hopeful that he will be able to play a proportion of the IPL season with Rajasthan Royals and will test out his ongoing elbow problem once he has been given the all-clear in a follow-up appointment for Monday’s hand surgery.
The operation to remove a piece of glass embedded in his right middle finger coincided with a rest period designed to let his elbow injury settle following a second cortisone injection of the year last week, and is unlikely to delay his schedule.
Jofra Archer is set to begin bowling in a fortnight following successful hand surgery
Archer has surgery to remove glass from his fingers after smashing a fish tank at home
As Sportsmail reported earlier this month, although Archer, the IPL’s reigning MVP, will miss the start of this year’s competition, beginning on April 9, the plan is for him to make his comeback during its latter stages.
However, the ECB will want to see how the elbow responds when he resumes training in the week beginning April 12 before sanctioning such a move.
Archer’s successful hand surgery was carried out by the same consultant that fixed Ben Stokes’ self-inflicted wrist fracture seven years ago.
The 25-year-old fast bowler is now hopeful of participating in the second half of the IPL