Rajasthan Royals (RR) pacer Jofra Archer has been ruled out of the remainder of the Indian Premier League (2021) season, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed on Friday.
Archer’s availability for the tournament was under a cloud after a bout of injuries during the India-England series. The 26-year-old who faced concerns with issues in right elbow, also underwent an operation after a freak injury dealt him a hand cut while at home.
“Archer returned to bowling this week with higher intensity, and the ECB and Sussex medical teams will continue to monitor his progress. Archer will now step up his training regime starting next week and will be in full training with Sussex. It is expected that he will return to cricket in the next fortnight if he can continue to bowl and prepare pain-free,” the ECB said in a statement.
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The ECB will confirm which matches he is expected to play in due course.
More to follow.