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Jofra Archer underwent minor procedure on right elbow: Report

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Last updated on 26 Apr 2023 | 07:36 AM
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Jofra Archer underwent minor procedure on right elbow: Report

The right-arm pacer felt discomfort after the opening fixture against Bangalore but is slated to play Mumbai's next game against Rajasthan on Sunday

Jofra Archer made his debut for the Mumbai Indians in their opening game of this edition of the Indian Premier League against the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. 

While he was expected to lead Mumbai's bowling attack in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, the England pacer suffered a setback and missed Mumbai's following four games due to a niggle. 

However, according to a report by Telegraph, Archer underwent a minor surgical procedure on his right elbow in Belgium during his time off from the IPL. 

The 28-year-old missed a majority of competitive cricket in the last two years due to a stress fracture of the elbow but recovered well to feature in the SA20 league and also the IPL. 

In a conversation with ESPN Cricinfo earlier in the week, Archer stated that his body would not be completely fit, but he is focused on feeling good and bowling fast. 

"What you expect when you've been off for a long time: the body's not going to be 100 percent straight away. There will be moments where it feels a lot more serious than it actually is, and I just want to focus on feeling good at the minute," he said. 

While he returned to the playing XI against Punjab Kings at home, Archer missed the away fixture against the Titans on Tuesday (April 25) as he was unavailable for selection. 

Archer is expected to be fit for Mumbai's next game against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday, April 30 at the Wankhede Stadium. 

The England team management would also hope for their premier speedster to recover well and be available for selection in the home Ashes series starting June 16 at the Edgbaston Cricket Stadium in Birmingham. 

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