Sussex and England star Jofra Archer begins his road to recovery from surgery on his right elbow soreness on Friday.

The 26-year-old seamer had an injection for the long-standing problem in March and has played only two matches since then.

He started in Sussex's draw against Kent last week but managed to bowl just 18 overs in the match, with him not bowling in the final two days of the match.

But after being reviewed by a medical consultant last week, The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) released a statement saying Archer would undergo surgery on his elbow on Friday.

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But the ECB released the following update on Archer: "England and Sussex seam bowler Jofra Archer had surgery to address his long-standing elbow issues on Friday.

"Archer will now commence an intensive rehabilitation period working with the ECB and Sussex medical teams.

"His progress will be reviewed by his consultant in approximately four weeks, at which point further guidance will be provided as to when he can return to bowling.

"A further update will be given at the time."