Jofra Archer has been ruled out of the English summer of 2022 with a stress fracture in his lower back because of an injury saga that threatens to jeopardize his career.
The Long Term for Sussex in T20 Blast:-
Archer, who last played for England in March 2021, was expected to return from a long-term elbow injury for Sussex in next week’s T20I Blast and some second-team warm-ups ahead of his opening match. The match was planned to be played. Glamorgan next Thursday.
But he never made it onto the pitch and was ruled out for the rest of the season after the ECB confirmed on Thursday morning that a back problem was diagnosed.
“No time frame has been set for his return,” it said in a statement. “A management plan will be determined after expert opinion in the coming days.”
Jofra had three surgeries in the last 14 months:-
Archer, 27, has had three surgeries in the past 14 months: one to remove a piece of glass on his hand, and two on his elbow.
After the first elbow surgery, he made an aborted return, playing a T20 Blast game and a Royal London Cup warm-up match for Sussex, before being diagnosed with a stress fracture, prompting a second operation in December.
He trained with England in Barbados earlier this year as part of his rehabilitation during his T20I and Test tours and skipped the ongoing IPL.
The Return to Competitive cricket for Blast debut:-
After being signed by Mumbai Indians for INR 8 crore (USD 1.06 million). With the intention of making a return to competitive cricket in time for Blast’s debut.
Archer admitted earlier this month that he feared for his career at one stage during his lay-off and that his latest setback would raise inevitable concerns about whether his body would be able to cope with the demands of first-class cricket again. would be able.
The ECB was already concerning about the number of injured English fast bowlers including Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, Ollie Stone, and Saqib Mahmood. And Matthew Fischer was not considering for selection for the first Test Was. summer squad.
Managing Director Rob Key said on Wednesday:-
“It is certainly a concern and trying to figure out why this is happening is something. We need to look into it,” England men’s cricket managing director Rob Key said on Wednesday.
“We need to make sure that hopefully, it will never happen again. But as you know with all fast bowlers, unfortunately, these things do happen – stress fractures in particular.”
Archer is the third fast bowler to suffer a back strain injury this season. Mahmood was kicking out for the summer earlier this week.
While Fischer was initially resting for four weeks as Yorkshire said. He would face another round of surveillance due to concerns surrounding a “hot spot”.