England fast bowler Jofra Archer to have elbow surgery on Friday

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Jofra Archer will undergo surgery on Friday, as England look to fix his right elbow issues “once and for all” ahead of this winter’s Ashes and T20 World Cup.

Archer had already been ruled out of England’s Test series against New Zealand in a fortnight, having pulled out of his first-class comeback with Sussex against Kent last week.

The ECB have not offered a timeframe on Archer’s return, or much detail about the injury. It seems likely that he will be out of action for three months. England face India in August.

A curt statement from the ECB said: “England and Sussex bowler Jofra Archer has been reviewed by a medical consultant in respect of his right elbow soreness. He will now proceed to surgery tomorrow [Friday]”.

On Tuesday, when he announced his squad to face New Zealand, England coach Chris Silverwood said: “We need to get this resolved once and for all to give him the best chance of being fully fit as we build up to an intense winter, which will include a T20 World Cup and the Ashes. We need him firing in all formats of the game”.

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