Coach says ECB medical team ‘talking about how we deal with this long-term’ after quick missed two Tests

Jofra Archer has emerged as an injury doubt for the T20I series in India – and perhaps beyond – after suffering a recurrence of an elbow problem.

Archer missed the final Test in Ahmedabad due to an elbow issue which first became apparent ahead of the Cape Town Test at the start of 2020. The injury was subsequently diagnosed as a stress fracture and ruled Archer out of England’s originally scheduled tour of Sri Lanka and the IPL; both events were subsequently rescheduled due to Covid-19 restrictions.

While Chris Silverwood, the England head coach, dismissed talk of surgery at this stage, he did admit the ECB’s medical team “are talking about how we deal with this [issue in the] long-term”.