Cricket Australia (CA) announced that all-rounder Ellyse Perry has undergone ankle surgery on Tuesday to remove bone spurs.
Late last month Perry was sidelined for 10-12 weeks with a stress fracture in the same ankle. After consulting with an orthopaedic surgeon, it was decided to operate on the pre-existing anterior ankle impingement (bone spurs) as it was thought that these spurs may have contributed to the development of the stress fracture.
CA chief medical officer Justin Paoloni said: "Due to Ellyse having enforced rest from the stress fracture, it was felt that now was the time to manage these chronic bone spurs. At this stage, her anticipated return to running will be minimum six weeks and her return to bowling will be 10-12 weeks."
The Australian women's team next play England in the Ashes in August.