Ex- captain may have elbow surgery and might not be fit to make his international return in the 12-month ban at the end of March.

Smith is also serving a suspension in the nation and international for his role in the ball-tampering scandal against South Africa this past year.

may have surgery to repair a ligament in his knee,” said a spokesperson.

“He is expected to work with a brace for a few weeks before starting rehabilitation.”

Smith, 29, came back from the Bangladesh premierleague for scans over the joint until it had been decided he would have surgery.

He’s been playing with tournaments across the globe because his prohibit merely applies in , where he was participate in club .

“Return-to-play time frames will be clearer after the duvet was removed,” inserted that the CA spokesperson.

Smith was banned combined with David Warner for a yr and Cameron Bancroft, who had been suspended for 2 months, after the controversy from South Africa.