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Jofra Archer to miss England's Sri Lanka tour with stress fracture to right elbow

Modified 06 Feb 2020, 17:34 IST

England seamer Jofra Archer
England seamer Jofra Archer

Jofra Archer will miss England's Test tour of Sri Lanka after it was confirmed the paceman has sustained a low-grade stress fracture to his right elbow.

The lightning-quick seamer missed the final three matches of England's four-match Test series in South Africa and was already ruled out of the ODIs and Twenty20 fixtures against the Proteas.

Archer underwent further tests on his injury this week and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed he will not travel to Sri Lanka in March.

"Archer underwent further scans on his injured right elbow yesterday in the UK which confirmed a low-grade stress fracture," an ECB statement read.

"He will now commence an injury rehabilitation programme with the ECB medical team with a view to be ready for the international summer campaign starting in June against the West Indies in a three-match Test series."

Get well soon, @JofraArcher  
Wishing you a speedy recovery! — England Cricket (@englandcricket) February 6, 2020

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The 24-year-old will also miss the 2020 Indian Premier League season with the Rajasthan Royals as a result of his injury.


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England will hope to have Archer back for the three-match home Test series against the West Indies, which starts on June 4 at the Oval. 

Joe Root's men play two five-day matches in Sri Lanka, the first beginning on March 19.

Published 06 Feb 2020, 15:56 IST
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