Mumbai Indians Coach Confirms Archer’s Absence Was a Precautionary Measure In a recent IPL match, Jofra Archer was absent from Mumbai Indians’ line-up due to a minor elbow issue. Mumbai Indians coach, Mark Boucher, confirms that the England seamer’s absence was a precautionary measure taken to prevent any further injury.

Boucher Praises Mumbai’s Medical Team for Looking After Archer

Mark Boucher, Mumbai’s head coach, praised the team’s medical staff for taking care of Jofra Archer’s injury. The coach confirmed that they are following medical advice and hope to see Archer back in the squad soon.

Archer’s Previous Injuries Raise Concerns

Jofra Archer’s previous injuries, including a lower-back stress fracture and two operations on his right elbow, have raised concerns about his fitness. Jofra Archer is taking a cautious approach to his return to cricket, being mindful not to push himself too hard too soon. He has expressed that playing more than one Ashes Test would be considered a bonus.

Archer’s Debut for Mumbai Indians Disappointing

Jofra Archer’s debut for Mumbai Indians was disappointing, with the fast bowler going wicketless and conceding 33 runs in his four-overs spell. Despite being aware of Archer’s unavailability for IPL 2022, Mumbai Indians purchased the player for INR 8 crore last year.

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Jofra Archer’s Debut For Mumbai Indians

Archer’s Return to Cricket in January 2023

Jofra Archer returned to cricket in January 2023, playing for MI Cape Town in the SA20. Since his comeback, he has played 10 T20s and four ODIs. His injury setback in 2021 and subsequent surgeries have made his return to the game a cautious one.