Jofra Archer will miss England’s tour of Sri Lanka and this year’s Indian Premier League after scans revealed a stress fracture in his elbow.
Archer was troubled by problems with his right elbow during England’s recent Test tour of South Africa. He missed the second and third Tests as a result and was ruled out of the fourth on match-day morning when he suffered pain in the joint during the warm-up.
He returned to England for scans, which the ECB said on Thursday had “confirmed that Archer has suffered a low-grade stress fracture”.
“As a result of the injury, he has been ruled out of England’s Test tour of Sri Lanka and the Indian Premier League 2020 season,” the ECB added in a statement. “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 West Indies in a three-match Test series.”
Archer had been due to play for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, starting in late March.