England ready to ease Jofra Archer back into their Test squad with winter training camp invite


England ready to ease Jofra Archer back into their Test squad with invite to a winter training camp as the fast bowler looks to return from a series of injuries… and he could be bowling again this month

  • Jofra Archer has been sidelined throughout 2022 due to injury problems
  • Start of the year saw him rehabilitating his elbow only to then pick up back issue
  • But the fast bowler is now nearing a comeback and could resume gentle bowling
  • The ECB though are keen not to put pressure on Archer by rushing comeback 

England are planning to invite Jofra Archer on their red-ball winter training camp to help the fast bowler’s comeback from injury.

Archer, 27, is sidelined with the second stress fracture of the back of his career, but hopes to return to gentle bowling this month.

He began 2022 rehabilitating his right elbow after a pre-Christmas operation, only for scans to then pick up the back injury on the eve of a playing return in June.

England are set to invite Jofra Archer to a winter training camp to build up his fitness

The ECB though are keen not to rush the fast bowler's return from a series of injuries

The ECB though are keen not to rush the fast bowler’s return from a series of injuries

Now it is anticipated he could finally be match-fit by the end of the year, barring any further setbacks.

The ECB’s medical team have refused to pressure the Sussex bowler by placing a target date on his return.

But he could travel to Abu Dhabi on a pre-Pakistan Test tour gathering in November, which will also include England Lions players heading for Sri Lanka in early 2023.

Fellow bowler Mark Wood has joined the third Test set-up at the Oval this week as he builds fitness ahead of the Twenty20 tour of Pakistan.

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