Seamer Tim Bresnan will travel to the United States of America for a second operation on his injured elbow, which ruled him out of England's Test tour of New Zealand next month.
Bresnan endured a poor run of form through the latter half of 2012, taking a mere two wickets during the series against South Africa and none against India.
He was subsequently replaced by the uncapped Chris Woakes for the trip to New Zealand, where England will play three Tests in Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland.
"He's going out to America in the next week or so, and he'll be there for a week or two to have an operation and then some rehab on his elbow," Bresnan's county team-mate Andrew Gale told the Telegraph and Argus.
Three Twenty20 Internationals and three ODIs will precede the Tests. The first T20I gets underway at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.