Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry has suffered a setback following ankle surgery after an infection necessitated a second minor operation.
She was operated on in March to remove bone spurs which contributed to a stress fracture and the subsequent infection has added another two to three weeks to her rehabilitation.
Cricket Australia (CA) remain optimistic that she will still be fit to play against England in August, however.
"Ellyse had developed some pain in her left ankle in the last few days. We determined that the best course of action was to perform an ankle arthroscopy and joint washout," CA Chief Medical Officer Justin Paoloni said.
"This latest surgery is expected to set Ellyse’s rehabilitation timeline back an extra 2-3 weeks. Her anticipated return to bowling is another 10-12 weeks away. At this stage we still expect Ellyse to be available for selection for the Ashes series against England in August," he added.
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