England in India: Jofra Archer’s elbow harm has “bought worse” – Eoin Morgan

Jofra Archer

Archer took 0-43 from four overs in the fifth T20 against India on Saturday

Jofra Archer’s elbow injury has “got worse” and “needs attention”, says England captain Eoin Morgan, placing the bowler’s participation in next month’s Indian Premier League in doubt.

The right elbow issue ruled Archer out of two of England’s recent Tests in India, but he played a full part in the subsequent Twenty20 series.

England and India play a three-match one-day international series next week, before the IPL begins on 9 April, with Archer due to play for Rajasthan Royals.

“He clearly has a progressive injury which has become worse and does need attention,” said Morgan, speaking after his side lost the fifth T20 to India in Ahmedabad on Saturday.

“We are going to wait until tonight and tomorrow to see how Jofra has pulled up.

“It will be over to our medical team to make a decision and hopefully the decision Jofra comes to will be the best for us in the long term.”

Archer’s elbow has been a longstanding issue…