Archer's surgery was done by same consultant who fixed Stokes' wrist

REVEALED: Jofra Archer’s successful surgery to remove the glass from his fingers after he smashed a fish tank while trying to clean it in the bath was done by the same consultant who fixed Ben Stokes’ self-inflicted wrist fracture

  • England fast bowler Jofra Archer has had successful surgery on his hand
  • Archer had glass trapped in his fingers after accidentally smashing a fish tank
  • The surgery was done by the same consultant who fixed Ben Stokes’ wrist injury

Jofra Archer’s successful hand surgery was carried out by the same consultant that fixed Ben Stokes’ self-inflicted wrist fracture seven years ago.

Leeds-based Doug Campbell removed the fragment of glass that had been trapped in a healed wound below his right middle finger for more than two months.

Archer, 25, incurred the freakish cut prior to England duty in India when he returned from Barbados to his home in Hove in the new year and shattered a fish tank while trying to clean it in his bath.

Jofra Archer has had the glass removed from his fingers after accidentally smashing a fish tank

Yet it only became obvious there was a problem after the Sussex fast bowler experienced increased irritation during the final days of his tour.

Not until March 14 when he wore a protective strapping pre-match for a Twenty20 international in Ahmedabad had there been any obvious indication of an issue, and only a select few members of England’s medical staff were informed.

Then last week, when doctors assessing his ongoing elbow injury observed the swelling – caused by a foreign body being trapped under the skin – it was decided to send him north to the Spire Hospital on Monday.

Ben Stokes injured his wrist in 2014 by slamming a dressing room locker after getting out

It was Campbell who pinned the fractured scaphoid bone in Stokes’ wrist – after he slammed a dressing room locker with the open palm of his hand in frustration following a dismissal for nought in Barbados in 2014, an injury that sidelined him for five weeks and caused the then 22-year-old to miss the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.

In contrast, the minor surgical procedure will not delay Archer’s return to action but the ECB and Rajasthan Royals’ medics remain in dialogue about his participation in this year’s Indian Premier League following a second cortisone jab this year in his right elbow.




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