SOMERSET opener Marcus Trescothick is to have surgery next week as he recovers from a broken metatarsal.

The 42-year-old opener sustained the injury en route to a century against Lancashire last Friday but will now be out for the foreseeable future.

Head coach Jason Kerr told the County Gazette: “He goes to London to have surgery on Monday and has to have the bone screwed.

“A specialist will then look at it after 4-6 weeks and then we’ll have a better idea of how long he might be out for.

“He played brilliantly at Old Trafford and remains hungry for runs.”

Eddie Byrom, who started the season alongside Trescothick at the top of the order, is back in contention for the match against Hampshire having sat out the last two County Championship matches with a shoulder injury.

Kerr said: “He is having fitness tests, as is Josh Davey, and we will leave it until quite late on Thursday to name the squad.

“I am pleased that we have guys scoring runs in the 2nds and putting their names forward.”

Somerset’s match against Hampshire begins on Friday - see tomorrow's County Gazette to claim your free ticket to any day’s play over the weekend.