Jofra Archer injury: Will England star play in The Hundred 2022? Latest updates

ECB announce latest news on Jofra Archer after the England

England fast bowler Jofra Archer has not played any international cricket since March 2021 due to an elbow injury.

The Barbadian-born fast bowler has had two operations over the past year to correct an ongoing stress fracture in his right elbow and it would appear that the rehabilitation process is far from complete.

It had been hoped back in December, that the 26-year-old would be able to feature in the West Indies test series having missed the disastrous Ashes series, but a second operation was deemed necessary and Archer missed yet another opportunity to return to the sport.

It had then been hoped that Archer would be able to return to cricket during the Indian Premier League after being drafted by the Mumbai Indians, however his new IPL team decided to gamble and play the long game - investing now, with an eye to reaping the benefits when he returns to the tournament in 2023.

Sadly for cricket fans, the England and Wales Cricket Board have lately revealed that once again Archer will miss the rest of the season after sustaining another injury.

What are the latest updates with Archer’s injury?

Up until recently, there had been no news on Archer’s return date but as the paceman was seen training with his England squad during their trip to the West Indies in February and March, it gave fans hope that his return would be sooner rather than later.

Archer trains with the England camp in West Indies 2022

However, in the latest turn, the ECB have said that Archer has now sustained a stress fracture to his lower back and will be ruled out for the rest of the season.

“No timeframe has been set for his return. A management plan will be determined following further specialist opinion over the coming days.”

Will Jofra Archer be ready for The Hundred?

The Hundred appeared to be the perfect opportunity for the Sussex seamer to return to cricket. However, the latest news has ruled him out of the exuberant tournament for a second year.

Archer was set to play in its inaugural year in 2021 but stress fractures to his elbow meant he had to miss out on playing with the eventual winners, Southern Brave.

It now appears that, for an agonising second year, Archer will once again fail to appear at cricket’s latest limited-overs tournament.

When is The Hundred?

The Hundred begins on Wednesday 3 August 2022 and will conclude on Saturday 3 September 2022 with an extra day being allowed in case of any delays.

It is the shortest format of cricket, with 100 balls being used in each innings as opposed to 120 in T20.

Eight city based franchises will fight for the men and women’s trophies, which were won last year by Southern Brave and Oval Invincibles respectively, with cricketers from around the world dazzling fans with their talent.

Rashid Khan, Kieron Pollard, Glenn Maxwell, Faf du Plessis and Marcus Stoinis are just some of the international names to feature in the 2022 men’s tournament while Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning, Lizelle Lee, Dane van Niekerk and Marizanne Kapp are some of the overseas stars to feature in the women’s.

Sky Sports Cricket and BBC have the rights for the tournament and tickets are now available to purchase through The Hundred website.