Former England Captain Michael Vaughan Questions Jofra Archer’s Injury, Asks “Why Wasn’t His Hand Taped Up” For The Tests, T20Is vs India


England’s Jofra Archer celebrates a wicket in the course of the T20I sequence towards India.© AFP

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan on Saturday questioned pacer Jofra Archer’s damage and requested why his hand wasn’t taped when he performed within the Test and T20I sequence towards India if he sustained a reduce on his hand in January. Archer performed two Tests in February and all of the 5 matches of the T20I sequence in March earlier than heading again house. Taking to Twitter, Vaughan wrote, “Cut his hand ??? Why wasn’t his hand taped up for the Tests & T20s he played then if it happened in Jan??????”

His remarks got here after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Saturday confirmed that Archer shall be present process a process to his proper hand following a scan and subsequent advisor evaluation since he returned to the UK on Tuesday.

Archer has additionally had an extra injection for the appropriate elbow damage that had seen him declared unfit for choice for the present ODI sequence versus India and the primary half of the Indian Premier League.

The process on Jofra’s hand will happen on Monday so he can get better in the course of the deliberate break following his elbow injection.


“Jofra suffered a cut to his hand while cleaning at his home in January shortly before flying to India to prepare for the Test series. The injury was managed by the ECB’s medical team through the tour and it did not impact on his availability,” ECB mentioned in an official assertion.

“Further investigation and a specialist opinion was sought upon his return to the UK and, in conjunction with the ECB medical panel, it has been decided that surgery is the best option to manage his injury in the longer term,” it added.

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