Jofra Archer suffered the injury when a fish tank he was cleaning smashed.

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Jofra Archer suffered the injury when a fish tank he was cleaning smashed.

Jofra Archer has undergone explorative surgery on a bizarre finger injury that even England’s managing director of men’s cricket, Ashley Giles, admits sounds like an awful conspiracy. But it’s not.

The fast bowler was cleaning a fish tank in his bath at home back in January when the fish tank smashed.

Unbeknown to Archer at the time, a small piece of glass lodged into a ligament in his finger.

England quick Jofra Archer has had surgery to remove a piece of glass from his finger.

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England quick Jofra Archer has had surgery to remove a piece of glass from his finger.

Archer, 25, played two tests and all five T20I’s on England’s current tour to India but was sent home before the ODI series due to an elbow injury.

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Because of that downtime, he also went under the knife for the finger injury and a small piece of glass was removed.

“This is going to sound like an awful conspiracy. He was cleaning or something at home and he’s got a fish tank, dropped the fish tank, cut his hand,” Giles told Radio 5 live.

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“So he’s been in surgery today, he’s come out of it well.

“It was managed through India.

“It didn’t stop him playing but, given he came home for an injection and treatment on his elbow, he went to a specialist – I think it was still a bit stiff – and they’ve operated,” Giles told Radio 5 live.

“I think they’ve found a small fragment of glass still in the tendon so it was the right thing to do.

“We’d got a clear window to do it as well.

“We obviously wish him the best for his recovery.”

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