Bairstow was banned from the rest of the summer and the World Cup T20 suffered a freak injury on the golf course in September. He will also miss the Test series against Pakistan in December.
“The actual injury was…a fractured fibula in three places that required a plate. I dislocated my ankle, which in turn meant doing my syndesmosis joint and lateral ligament along with a few more bits,” Bairstow wrote. on Instagram.
“On the plus side, the surgery went well and I’m now three weeks post-op and have my staples removed. It’s now all about preventing swelling and getting my ankle moving again,” it continued. .
Bairstow, 33, added it was too early to say when he could expect to start playing again, but he certainly wouldn’t be back before the end of the year.
“One thing is certain and that is that I will not participate in anything in 2022 … but I can’t wait to see what 2023 has in store,” he said.