Warwickshire spinner Danny Briggs is due to undergo knee surgery but expects to be fit for the start of the 2023 season.
Briggs will miss the T20 International League in January when he was due to play for Sharjah Warriors.
The 31-year-old suffered pain in his right knee over the summer, but this subsided following an injection and he was able to continue playing.
“We think that’s the best course of action going into next season,” Bears first-team coach Mark Robinson said.
“It’s disappointing for Danny as we know how eager he was to test his skills in the UAE.”
Briggs took 31 County Championship wickets in 13 games as the Bears secured Division One status on the final day of the 2022 season.
He also picked up 18 for Birmingham Bears in the T20 Blast and two for Oval Invincibles in The Hundred.
Sam Hain in the Big Bash
Meanwhile, Briggs’ Bears teammate Sam Hain has signed to play T20 in Australia for Brisbane Heat in the 2022-23 Big Bash which kicks off next month, for a 12th season.
Hong Kong-born, Queensland-raised Hain was signed as a replacement for one of the club’s other international signings, Sam Billings and Colin Munro, who are only available until early January. The Heat also have Hampshire’s Ross Whiteley in their squad.
Hain, who has represented Australia at under-19 level, has played for the England Lions in all three formats.
He made 2,729 T20 runs for the Bears in 92 games and has a career T20 strike rate of 131.47.