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

England fast bowler Jofra Archer has had successful surgery to remove a piece of glass which became lodged in a finger when he smashed a fish tank in the bath while trying to clean it.

The 25-year-old played two Tests and all five T20s during England’s time in India but was ruled out of the one-day series because of a problem with his right elbow, which deteriorated during the two-month tour.

While that issue remains the bigger concern, England men’s managing director Ashley Giles said the finger problem, initially sustained in January, had been resolved.

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“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,” the former spinner told BBC Radio 5 live.

“So he’s been in surgery today, he’s come out of it well. It was managed through India.

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“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.

“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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