Jofra Archer, who has been replaced by Chris Jordan at Mumbai, will continue to have his fitness and recovery monitored by ECB.

Four games are left in the tournament’s group round, but Jofra Archer has taken a flight home from the Indian Premier League “to focus on his rehabilitation.”

According to a statement from the ECB, “Jofra Archer has been recovering from right elbow surgery.” But it has been challenging to play through the ache recently, and I hope it will disappear. It has been decided that he will return to the UK for rest and therapy to offer him the best chance for a full recovery.

Chris Jordan, a teammate of Jofra Archer’s from England, has taken over at the Mumbai Indians in Archer’s place. This week, Archer will travel to the UK to continue his rehabilitation with the help of the ECB medical staff and Sussex County.

Despite often bowling at speeds beyond 90 mph/145 kph, Jofra Archer has only participated in five of Mumbai’s ten games this season and has struggled to make an impression, taking two wickets and giving up 9.50 runs per over.

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Archer felt pain in his right elbow after Mumbai’s opening match against Royal Challengers Bangalore. During a brief time off, he travelled to Belgium for a specialist consultation and returned to the side just under three weeks later.

He has participated in four of their previous five games, but he will miss their next three league games and Tuesday night’s encounter against RCB at the Wankhede Stadium.

Mumbai stated that Archer’s “recovery and fitness continues to be monitored” by the ECB medical staff. The franchise also said that Jofra would go back home to concentrate on his recovery.

In a recent interview with ESPNcricinfo, Archer stated that he still aspires to play all formats of cricket in the coming year, which will see England defend its 50-over World Cup title and play host to an Ashes series.

The Mumbai Indians have been “a brilliant franchise to work with” on Archer’s return to fitness since they purchased him at the mega-auction in early 2022, according to Rob Key, England’s managing director of men’s cricket, who stated earlier in the tournament that the ECB was in constant communication with them. A request for comment has been made to the ECB.

Jordan, Archer’s stand-in, has been with the team for the past two weeks. He joined for a cost of INR 2 crore (about £200,000) despite not being purchased at the December auction. He has previously played for Chennai Super Kings, Punjab Kings, RCB, and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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