Jofra Archer: England bowler has surgical procedure on proper hand after fish tank accident

Jofra Archer


Jofra Archer played in two Tests and five Twenty20s against India in February and March

England fast bowler Jofra Archer has had surgery on his right hand after Ashley Giles revealed he suffered the injury cleaning a fish tank at his home in January.

The injury was managed by England during the side’s Test and T20 series in India.

The 25-year-old played in two of the four Tests and all five T20 matches.

Giles, England’s director of cricket, said: “He’s got a fish tank, dropped the fish tank and cut his hand.”

Speaking on Radio 5 Live’s Tuffers and Vaughan show, Giles said: “This is going to sound like an awful conspiracy and I know what’s going to happen on Twitter straight away when I say this.

“But it’s true, it’s not a conspiracy, it was a fish tank. He was cleaning at home [when it happened].

“He’s been in surgery today [Monday] and he’s come out of it well. They’ve operated and actually I think they found a small fragment of glass still in the tendon.

“So it was the right thing to…