London, Oct 11 : Australian cricketer Brett Lee would reportedly undergo a surgery for appendicitis, which would keep him out of the Twenty20 and one-day series against South Africa beginning this week.
Lee was due to have an operation in Cape Town later on Monday, which will rule him out of all cricket for 6-8 weeks.
"Brett complained of some abdominal pain after arriving in Cape Town on Sunday," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Australian team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris as saying in a Cricket Australia statement.
"After consulting specialists and having the relevant investigations he has been diagnosed with appendicitis and will be having surgery in Cape Town later today. He will obviously be ruled out of the Twenty20 and ODI series in South Africa and is likely to return to cricket in six to eight weeks," he added.
Australia is scheduled to play in T20 matches on Thursday in Cape Town and Sunday in Johannesburg.
An announcement on a possible replacement for Lee will be made "in due course", CA said. (ANI)
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