IPL 2021: Some good news for RR fans, Jofra Archer to make comeback with Sussex after surgery

England fast bowler Jofra Archer will undergo surgery on Friday to resolve his right elbow problem
England fast bowler Jofra Archer will undergo surgery on Friday to resolve his right elbow problem

IPL 2021: Some good news for RR fans, Jofra Archer to make comeback with Sussex after surgery- England and Rajasthan Royals pacer is all set to make his return to first-class cricket after being named in Sussex’s 13-man squad for County Championship match against Kent.

Archer suffered a cut to his hand while cleaning at his home in January shortly before flying to India to prepare for the Test series. He underwent surgery to remove a glass fragment from a tendon on his right hand, an injury he sustained in January when an attempt to clean his fish tank went wrong. He was undergoing treatment for a long-term elbow problem at the time.

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The ECB’s medical team managed the injury throughout the tour, and it did not impact his availability. A fragment of glass was removed during the operation to his middle finger on his right hand in March.

IPL 2021: Some good news for RR fans, Jofra Archer to make comeback with Sussex after surgery

The 26-year-old missed the start of the now-suspended Indian Premier League season and the first-class game is likely to be Archer’s last chance to prove his fitness ahead of England’s two-Test series against New Zealand next month.

“Any team in world cricket would be excited to name Jofra in their squad for a game. Everybody is aware of his talents,” Sussex coach Ian Salisbury said.

The first Test against New Zealand will be held at Lord’s from June 2-6 before the second Test in Birmingham from June 10.

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