Kieron Pollard will miss the rest of the Vitality Blast season, having sustained an injury to his left knee early on in Surrey’s campaign.
Despite treatment he has failed to improve significantly and therefore a decision was taken to gain a surgical opinion.
He has undergone successful surgery this morning which will keep him out of action for the next four to six weeks whilst he rehabilitates.
Kieron Pollard said: “This is hugely frustrating as we have been a dominant force and I felt I was part of something special. But I wish the lads all the best for the rest of the campaign whilst I get myself fit and firing again.”
Alec Stewart, Director of Cricket at Surrey CCC, said “We are disappointed to lose a player of Kieron’s quality and wish him a speedy recovery.”
Surrey have five games remaining in the Vitality Blast Group stages.