Steve Smith is ready to go under the knife to repair an elbow injury with less than three months of service during his one-year suspension.
Smith will undergo surgery to repair a ligament in his right elbow on Tuesday.
The right arm is expected to be in a suit for six weeks, which will be followed by extensive rehabilitation.
A spokesman for Cricket Australia said that his return to the game will be made clearer once the guardian is removed.
Smith returned home from the Bangladesh Premier League overnight to scans his injured elbow.
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The stop joke comes with less than six months from the Australian World Cup to defend the title in England, which is immediately followed by a series of Ashes away.
The 29-year-old has only played two games for Comillas Victorian in the BPL, where he scored 16 and zero.
The ban handed down by Cricket Australia following the Newlands accident precludes Smith and former teammate David Warner from playing cricket international and domestic cricket in Australia.
Both players have played in Canada, the Caribbean and Bangladesh in the T20 competitions, and have played with NSW Premier Cricket on the home ground.
While it is uncertain when and where Smith and Warner will return to the national team, reserve captain Aaron Finch said that the month when both players will be warmly welcomed.
"When Davey and Steve are ready to get them, they are allowed to return to playing cricket for Australia and their states – from my point of view they will be welcomed with open arms," said Finch.
"Whatever happened, it happened.
" The punishment was inflicted. They worked hard in the field to meet all the criteria, and to go beyond everything that was asked of them, to return to playing international cricket again. "