Jofra Archer has hand surgery to remove glass from tendon after fish tank accident

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Source : Sky Sports

England fast bowler Jofra Archer was forced to undergo surgery after a piece of glass was lodged in his hand following him smashing a fish tank while cleaning it in the bath. He played two tests as well as five T20s before being left out of the ODI series due to a problem with his right elbow. With the elbow being a major concern, Ashle Giles, the managing director of the England team said the finger issue sustained in January has now been resolved.

“This is going to sound like an awful conspiracy. He was cleaning or something at home and he’s got a fish tank, dropped the fish tank, cut his hand,” Giles said. “So he’s been in surgery today, he’s come out of it well. It was managed through India.”

“It didn’t stop him playing but, given he came home for an injection and treatment on his elbow, he went to a specialist – I think it was still a bit stiff – and they’ve operated,” he added. “I think they’ve found a small fragment of glass still in the tendon so it was the right thing to do. We’d got a clear window to do it as well. We obviously wish him the best for his recovery.”

 

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