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England bowler Jofra Archer has ruled himself out of the country’s next summer tour

Injuries have plagued England pacer Jofra Archer, who has been ruled out for the remainder of the season due to a stress fracture in his lower back. He has not played competitive cricket since July 2021, when he represented Sussex in the T20 Blast. Archer, who had been out of action for more than nine months, was set to return in the forthcoming T20 Blast season later this month. However, his most recent injury has forced him to miss yet another game.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced the news in a press release, although there is no timetable for the fast bowler’s return as of yet. In this scenario, the board will also seek the advice of a professional.

“After being diagnosed with a stress fracture to the lower back, England and Sussex seamer Jofra Archer has been 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,” ECB’s statement read.