Archer ruled out of NZ series after elbow injury flares up

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England fast bowler Jofra Archer has been ruled out of the two-Test series against New Zealand in June due to a flare-up of his right elbow injury.

England pacer Jofra Archer, who recently returned to action after missing the now-suspended IPL, has been ruled out of the Test series against New Zealand as his elbow injury has resurfaced.

The 26-year-old played a game for his Countryside Sussex against Kent but had to be pulled out of the game after bowling just five overs.

The England and Wales Cricket Board says the 26-year-old – who took two wickets from 13 overs in Kent’s first innings on day one – was suffering from pain in his right elbow and will now “see a medical consultant later this week to determine the next course of action”.

Archer will now sit out the two Tests against New Zealand, at Lord’s from June 2 and at Edgbaston from June 10, with England due to name their squad for that series on Tuesday.

Archer had declared himself fit for the Test series against New Zealand, starting June 2 in London, but the pain in his elbow scuttled his and ECB”s plan.

The cricket board is now pondering the right treatment for Archer.

“The England and Sussex medical teams will now seek guidance, and Archer will see a medical consultant later this week to determine the next course of action on the management of his elbow,” the statement added.

Archer could play only two of the four away Tests against India.

He skipped IPL to rest his elbow and later under went a surgery on his right hand to remove glass under his skin after cutting his hand while cleaning a fish tank at home before the India tour.

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