Lancashire twist bowler Matt Parkinson has had a procedure on his jaw at Dubai after being injured in a pre season game against Surrey.
The 22-year-old was hit in the face by a shot from Surrey and England batsman Mark Stoneman during a 10-over match.
Scans didn’t reveal any fractures, however a plastic surgeon has been needed to mend a deep laceration.
Lancashire start their first Championship game of this new county season against Middlesex on 11 April.
The club have not shown how long Parkinson will become out of action.