Australia captain Ricky Ponting could miss the ICC Champions Trophy after undergoing surgery on his wrist.
Ponting was forced home early from the tour of the West Indies and following consultation with a specialist on Monday in Melbourne he went under the knife.
The surgery, which Cricket Australia medical officer Trefor James described as fairly minor, means Ponting is set to miss the series against Bangladesh and is a doubt for the Champions Trophy in Pakistan.
"Ricky has sustained a tendon injury that requires repair of tissues that hold the tendon in place. This surgery was performed today," Dr James said.
"Ponting's recovery will be monitored in the coming weeks and a decision regarding his fitness for the upcoming series against Bangladesh and then the Champions Trophy will be made in due course."
Ponting suffered the injury in the third one-day international against the Windies - with the Aussie skipper joining Brad Haddin (finger) and Matthew Hayden (Achilles) in returning home early.