Worcestershire’s overseas signing Mitchell Santner is to return to New Zealand after only two appearances for the county because of a finger injury.
The 24-year-old will not play again this summer following surgery on a finger he fractured last Friday.
He suffered the injury in their T20 Blast opener against Durham, and the club say “a complication in the healing process” made an operation necessary.
His only other appearance came in the Championship game against Glamorgan.
Santner had been due to play for Worcestershire throughout the entire group stage of the T20 competition.