Warwickshire County Cricket Club Captain, Jim Troughton, will be ruled out of a pre-season tour to Barbados after undergoing a back operation next week.
Director of Cricket at Warwickshire, Dougie Brown, said:
"After missing the latter part of the 2013 season with an injury to his lower back, Jim has been taking a full part in the team’s pre-season programme since we returned to training in November. However after suffering further discomfort it is clear that he now needs to undergo an operation...
... Whilst it is frustrating to lose Jim, we must give him the best possible chance of regaining full fitness as soon as possible. His absence will give some of our young batsmen more time in the middle whilst we are in Barbados and help them challenge for a place in the starting eleven."