England pacer Jofra Archer has been ruled out of two home Tests against New Zealand after suffering from pain in his right elbow during his comeback match for Sussex.
“The England and Sussex medical teams will now seek guidance, and Archer will see a medical consultant later this week to determine the next course of action on the management of his elbow,” said an ECB media release.
The England fast bowler has a history of elbow injuries that saw him miss two Tests against India and the currently-suspended Indian Premier League earlier this year as well as games in South Africa at the start of 2020.
Archer featured in two of England’s four Tests and all five Twenty20 matches during their recent series in India.
The first Test against New Zealand will be held at Lord’s from June 2-6 before the second game in Birmingham from June 10. The Black Caps will then head to play India in the final of the World Test Championship in Southampton from June 18.