Jofra Archer Left MI for Elbow Surgery in Belgium to consult specialist - Reports
The 16th edition of the Indian Premier League hasn't gone as expected for the five-time champion Mumbai Indians. They are at 7th place with only three wins out of seven games in the first half of the competition and lost last two consecutive games, conceding over 200 runs.
But it seems their issues will not stop, as star pacer Jofra Archer, who suffered an elbow injury earlier that kept him away from the action for more than a year, seems to have resurfaced once again. According to the Telegraph, Archer visited Belgium to consider his specialist.
It was was also confirmed by the England and Wales Board (ECB). The report confirmed, "The England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed that Archer had visited his specialist in Belgium. It is understood that, after assessment by the specialist, Archer underwent what sources describe as ‘a minor procedure’, before returning to India."
Archer was part of the MI's season opener on April 2 against Royal Challengers Bangalore but then missed the next four games. As per some reports, the pacer was feeling discomfort in joint which required a couple of operations.
Archer made his comeback in a match against the Punjab Kings and also bowled his full quota of four overs. However, he didnt' feature in the clash against Gujarat Titans. Even the ECB medical team is also taking a close look at Archer's fitness. MI invested INR 8 crore on the English pacer in the 2022 auction.
But due to injury, he didn't take part in the 2022 season. However, after making his comeback from the injury, he featured in the inaugural SA 20 for MI Cape Town. The pacer will be very important for MI in the IPL and also for England as they will host Australia for Ashes series after the IPL 2023.