England batsman Eoin Morgan was ruled out of next month's tour of India on Friday after electing to undergo shoulder surgery which will sideline him from all cricket for three months.
A statement from the England Cricket Board (ECB) said Morgan had decided to go under the knife in order to be fit for next year's Test and limited overs matches against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
"After seeing a specialist today (Friday) it has been confirmed that Eoin will require surgery to his right shoulder with the likelihood of repairing a chronic SLAP lesion," ECB 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 the 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."
England are due to play India in five one-day internationals next month as the No.1 ranked Test side attempts to improve their standing in the abbreviated form of the game.