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After effects of Covid lockdown blamed for spate of bowler injuries

The after effects of the coronavirus lockdown could be a contributing factor to the spate of stress fractures among England bowlers, according to an ECB research specialist.In the past week Jofra Archer, Saqib Mahmood and Matthew Fisher have all been ruled out for the season with lower back injuries, while the likes of Olly Stone, Sam Curran and Tom Curran are all on the way back after succumbing to the problem.Each individual case carries its own specifics, but the cluster of breakdowns is a major cause for concern for the national side.Incidences had been trending downwards for several years until...
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Jofra Archer: England pace bowler to miss summer with back injury

England fast bowler Jofra Archer will miss the entire season after suffering a stress fracture of the lower back. It is another setback for the 27-year-old, who has not played since last July following two elbow operations. Archer was on track in his recovery and was hoping to play domestic...
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