England skipper Eoin Morgan has shared an important update on the availability of Jofra Archer for the upcoming IPL season. Morgan’s remark came as Archer was deemed unfit for the upcoming three-match ODI series against India. The pacer has also been ruled out from the initial phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
Jofra Archer is nursing an elbow issue since the start of 2020. The elbow problem had also ruled him out of IPL 13 and he was only able to participate in the tournament after it got delayed to September due to COVID-19. As per the report, Archer will have another injection in his elbow after the ongoing T20I series against India.
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Morgan touched down on Archer’s IPL 2021 availability in the pre-match press conference ahead of the first ODI. Archer’s absence for his IPL franchise will come as a big blow with the franchise not having renowned bowlers.
“To be honest, I cannot give a medical opinion. We know the situation with his elbow, it has progressively gotten worse. We know that it needs investigation, only time will tell. He has given his heart and soul to us since he has been involved so we will give him full attention in order to try and bring the best result possible,” said Morgan during a virtual press conference on Monday.
Morgan further added that Archer’s IPL availability will be confirmed later by the medical staff after going through the regular tests.
Jofra Archer’s Return Depends On Medical Staff: Eoin Morgan
“It all depends on the outcome of the investigation that the medical team will do (Archer’s return to India for IPL). They will determine the best rehabilitation programme coming back and we will go from there. We fully trust our medical team, they have outstanding regarding player welfare and player rehabilitation. The trust is always there,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Royals will kick off their IPL 2021 campaign against Punjab Kings in Mumbai on April 12. Royals will play five games in Mumbai, four games in Delhi, three in Kolkata and two in Banglore.