IPL 2021: Jofra Archer to resume training post hand surgery
Jofra Archer is a pace bowler from England representing Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. He has recently undergone surgery on his hand and would be missing a few of the initial IPL 2021 games, while he is expected to resume training soon.
The doctors have cleared English pacer Jofra Archer to resume training after undergoing surgery recently. It comes as a piece of good news for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.
Archer is missing out on the initial few games of IPL 2021 for RR. He underwent surgery on his right hand after he suffered an injury at his residence while cleaning a fish tank.
Although medically has been cleared to resume training, the England and Wales Cricket Board officials are uncertain about when Archer would be back to playing. Besides the hand injury, Archer also had a troubled elbow, as he played against India in the Twenty20 Internationals with an injection. However, he was ruled out of the One-Day Internationals.
"He will return to light training this week, working closely with the Sussex and England men's medical teams. It is hoped that he will be able to up his intensity with his bowling from next week. A further update on his elbow injury will be provided once he has returned to bowling to assess the effectiveness of his recent injection. No decision has been made as yet on when Archer is due to return to playing," said ECB in a statement.
Meanwhile, RR is off to a losing start in IPL 2021, suffering a four-run defeat in the opening game against Punjab Kings in Mumbai on Monday. While RR team director Kumar Sangakkara is hopeful of Archer returning to the squad, he asserts that the Englishman won't be rushed and his fitness would be given the utmost priority.