Jofra Archer ruled out of Sri Lanka tour, IPL with elbow stress fracture

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.