Kent spinner Rob Ferley will be out for a month after undergoing knee surgery.
The 27-year-old (pictured right) suffered a tear in his right knee recently and will go under the knife on Friday.
The left-armer saw knee specialist Dr Chan Jeer at Canterbury earlier this week who recommended the arthroscopic surgery.
Assuming no further damage is found during the procedure, Ferley should be back to full fitness shortly after the start of July.
Kent physio Nimmo Reid said: "Rob has suffered a small tear to the meniscus on his right knee.
"It is a fairly simple process to remove and he should be back in four weeks time – if all goes according to plan.
"It’s a fairly common injury, sustained by bowlers, and we expect him to make a swift recovery."