Marlon Samuels has been ruled out of the remainder of the Big Bash League and is also a major doubt for the West Indies' limited-overs series against Australia.
The controversial all-rounder was hit on the eye by a Lasith Malinga bouncer during the Melbourne Renegades' heated match against Melbourne Stars on Sunday.
He suffered suspected fractured eye-socket and has been advised to stay still for fear of bursting a blood vessel, but the full extend of the damage is yet to be determined due to swelling.
It is unlikely that he will be risked during the five ODI matches against Australia, which starts on February 1.
The Renegades have already moved to replace Samuels with English opening batsman Alex Hales, who will join the team for the final home-and-away clash against the Sixers at the SCG.
"It's extremely disappointing to lose Marlon in these circumstances and we wish him all the best for a speedy recovery," coach Simon Helmot said.
"He'll be devoting his energies to getting himself right again before returning home to Jamaica. The team is now focusing on our Sydney road trip and Alex will be a big part of that as we continue preparations for the business end of the season.
"He's just turned 24 but he's already an accomplished T20 batsman who has taken apart international attacks all over the world."
It has been a disappointing couple of days for Samuels as he has also been charged with engaging in inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with another player, and unbecoming behaviour after he clashed with Stars captain Shane Warne.
Warne has already been banned and fined for his role in the incident.