Chris Jordan’s 2020 season could be over before it has even begun.

The Sussex star has had surgery on a long-term arm problem.

He will now rest and rehab for up to ten weeks.

Jordan played through pain in an elbow last year due to a nerve issue which he has had for about five years.

The condition has prevented his right bicep from functioning properly and the muscle has been progressively reducing in size.

Jordan had successful surgery to decompress the nerve on Monday.

The rest and rehab period is likely to take between six and ten weeks.

Jordan has done some individual training at Hove this year.

He is absent from an England ODI training camp which includes his Sussex colleagues Laurie Evans and Phil Salt.

County cricket is set to start next month.

The season will commence with a four-day competition which will see all 18 counties compete for the Bob Willis Trophy.

That will be followed by a shortened Vitality Blast competition, starting on August 27.