Ashley Giles, the director of cricket in England has revealed that pacemaker Jofra Archer suffered a finger injury due to an incident in an aquarium before the tour to India. Giles revealed that due to the incident, Archer suffered a cut through his middle finger to his right hand. The incident happened at Archer’s apartment in January and although it improved over the next month, the ECB management decided to properly investigate the matter. “It’s going to look like a terrible conspiracy and I can see what’s going to happen on Twitter as soon as I say that. But, yes, he was cleaning up at home. He has an aquarium. He dropped the aquarium, cut off his. hand, and he had surgery, ”Giles said on the UKTN’s Tuffers and Vaughan show, as reported by UK Time News.
“He did well. He was managed by India, he was treated on his arrival and it was not an open wound on that finger. That didn’t stop him from playing, but being Since he came home for an injection on his finger. elbow, he went to see a specialist because the finger was still a little stiff, “Giles said.
“They operated and I think they found a small piece of glass still there. He obviously healed but there was still part of the aquarium in his finger. So, it was the right thing to do. clear window to do it too. We wish him the best for his recovery, but it’s true, it’s not a conspiracy, ”he added.
The pacemaker has now undergone surgery on his right hand and the decision to have him play for Rajasthan Royals in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) will be made later.
Archer had played two tests and the five T20Is against India, then he was excluded from the ODI series and part of the IPL.
“We have to make sure Jofra is fit and available to do what he does best which is bowling fast and enjoying his bowling. His elbow injury certainly prevented him from doing so, and thanks to the T20 series, this condition worsened. and he couldn’t play without some form of pain relief. You have to handle these things carefully, because it’s kind of like his finger actually, it seems like a small thing, but his middle finger on his right hand is pretty important when you’re a fast bowler, ”says Giles.
“We have to manage the elbow carefully. We have a very good medical team. We don’t know yet what will happen in the next few months. But our priority is to do these two things well and to do it. ground. ”
“Obviously with what he’s doing there’s a lot of energy going through that area. We have to try to manage it as carefully as possible because it’s a very important area of the body for Jof. We need to take care of him, first and foremost, but I’m pretty confident that he will be fine, he will come back as soon as he can, ”he added.
Topics mentioned in this article