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Not Rushing to Comeback for Jofra Archer

Jofra Archer is racing against the clock to be fit for the first Test against a visiting Indian team later this summer.

Surgery to address a long-standing elbow issue

The speedster underwent surgery to address a long-standing elbow issue that held him out of games during last winter’s South African tour, the fourth Test in India, and the next Test series against New Zealand

Elbow Flared Up After only 18 overs

Archer returned to County cricket earlier this month, but his elbow flared up after only 18 overs for Sussex against Kent, in regards to thisssue He will now go through a rehabilitation period before being re-evaluated in four weeks.

Two Most Important Tournaments Of The Year

Archer has shifted his emphasis to the two most important tournaments of the year: the T20 World Cup in October and the Ashes series in Australia at the end of the year.

“Those are my targets. If I come back before then and manage to play in the home Test series against India — then fine, so be it. If I don’t, I am quite prepared to sit out the summer,” he wrote in his column for The Daily Mail.

“One thing I am determined about post-elbow operation is not to rush my comeback because my primary focus is to be playing for England in the T20 WC and Ashes later this year.

“The way I am looking at things is that I would rather miss a few weeks of a year so that I have a few more years in my career. I just want to get this injury sorted once and for all and that’s why I’m not looking that far ahead or at dates for a return to action. Because if I don’t get this right, I won’t play any cricket. Period.”

The England pacer admitted that he was a little sore after the surgery, but he is adamant about completing the recovery process.

” It (surgery) was the last thing on the list. It is not always a fix and in four weeks we will find out how things have gone. I must retain faith that this now sorts out the issue for good, although there’s always room for another surgery if needs be. At the age of 26, I am still pretty young.”

“I remain committed to playing all three formats for England and to winning big series. But it has been quite a while since I bowled completely pain-fr Aee.” Archer signed off

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