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