The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed that batsman Eoin Morgan will undergo shoulder surgery which will rule him out of England's upcoming tour of India as well as the Champions League Twenty20.
The decision comes after Morgan met a specialist and the surgery, due to take place imminently, will rule him out of all cricket for a period of 12 weeks.
"After seeing a specialist today it has been confirmed that Eoin will require surgery to his right shoulder with the likelihood of repairing a chronic SLAP lesion," ECB's chief medical officer Dr Nick Peirce said.
"We have managed the injury to date with a conservative program but Eoin has now reached the stage where surgery is most appropriate progression of his treatment.
"Following the operation Eoin will undertake a rehabilitation programme ruling him out of all cricket for approximately 12 weeks. The recovery period is anticipated to see him return to full fitness ahead of England's tour of the UAE commencing in January."
The surgery and period out of the game is a disappointing end to what had been a successful summer for Morgan, which included a Test century against India at Edgbaston and captaining England against Ireland - the country of his birth - in a One-Day International in August.
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