Jofra Archer underwent a successful surgery in order to remove a glass from his finger. A piece of glass was lodged in the cricketer’s finger while he was cleaning his fish tank in the bathroom.
The prime England pacer didn’t feature in the ODI series against India after the player picked up an injury. Archer’s inclusion in the IPL 2021 seems doubtful with the player flying back to England to undergo treatment for the long-term injury.
Archer had an operation on Monday for a completely different reason while the elbow injury is the primary concern. England’s director of cricket, Ashley Giles confirmed on BBC’s Tuffers and Vaughan show.
“This is going to sound like an awful conspiracy and I can see what’s going happen on Twitter as soon as I say this. But, yeah, he was cleaning at home. He’s got a fish tank. He dropped the fish tank, cut his hand, and he’s been in surgery today.”
This unusual incident took place in January when the pacer dropped the fish tank in his bathroom and suffered a cut on his right middle finger. The doctors could discover the glass piece only when they investigated the injury after Archer flew back home.
Despite the injury, Jofra Archer played both Test series and T20Is. He managed to pick only four wickets in two Tests while he was in good form in the shortest format of the game. Archer was the leading wicket-taker in the 20-over series for England.
The Ashes and T20I World Cup will be around the corner after IPL 2021 and England’s camp will be wanting their prime pacer to be at his finest for the two major cricketing events. Archer was the Most Valuable Player of the tournament in the previous edition of the IPL and his absence will be a big blow for Rajasthan Royals ahead of the season.