David Delany has undergone surgery on his knee after suffering a tear of his lateral meniscus.

The Clontarf speedster flew home from the recent tour of the UAE after experiencing knee pain in a warm-up game.

A scan revealed a further but minor tear of the lateral meniscus, and was subsequently repaired surgically in Dublin.

David Delany

Delany is now on crutches and the typical recover period is between three and six months depending on the severity.

This was the same injury suffered during the 2019 T20 World Cup qualifiers which caused him to miss the 2020 season.

A statement released by Cricket Ireland stated that 'David has been undergoing rehab and is doing very well, but was not considered for this tour of Bangladesh  instead he will continue rehab and preparation for the forthcoming home season.'

The 23 year-old made his debut in 2019 and has won eight caps to date, all T20I's.