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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”.