Archer to miss Ashes in Australia due to right elbow stress fracture

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England fast bowler Jofra Archer will miss the T20 World Cup and the Ashes in Australia after suffering a recurrence of a stress fracture of his right elbow.

The 26-year-old underwent surgery to remove a bone fragment from his elbow in May but made his comeback for Sussex last month and was expected to play a key role in both red-ball and white-ball cricket for England this winter.

However, he underwent scans last week that revealed a recurrence of a persistent elbow issue that has seen him miss a number of England games over the past 18 months and led to him sitting out this year’s IPL as he sought to resolve the problem.