Jofra Archer ruled out of English summer due to back stress fracture
England pacer Jofra Archer has suffered another injury – a stress fracture on his lower back – that has ruled him out of the upcoming English season. In 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup played in England and Wales, pacer Jofra Archer was instrumental in helping England win their maiden World Cup in front of their home crowds.
England and Wales Cricket Board issued a formal statement on 19th May that there is no set timeframe decided for his comeback. According to medical staff, Jofra Archer is going to be see a specialist opinion this week.
Besides Archer, England have a lot of bowlers on the injury list such as Olly Stone, Ollie Robinson, Chris Woakes and Sajid Mahmood, who have been ruled out of the English summer. The long-term elbow injury had ruled out Jofra Archer earlier this year. He missed the whole season of Indian Premier League.
After recovering from the elbow injury, Archer was scheduled to make a comeback this English summer. But he suffered a low back injury, which has ruled him out of international cricket for an indefinite period. The right-arm pacer has been a premier bowler for England in white-ball cricket and also missed last year’s ICC T20 World Cup played in the United Arab Emirates. In his absence, England named Tymal Mills as an ideal replacement in the T20 format. Currently, Tymal Mills is not fit and currently going through rehabilitation process to fully recover from injury.
Since 2021, Jofra Archer has not played international cricket for England and his back injury is seen a huge setback. The injury has seen a big blow as there are a lot of England bowlers, who are ruled out of the competitive cricket this English summer. Pacer Saqib Mahmood was recently ruled out of the competitive cricket due to injury.
Recently, Matty Potts has earned his maiden call-up to England’s squad for the three-match Test series against New Zealand.