Injured New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has tweeted a graphic photo of his eye after undergoing surgery during the week.
Taylor went under the knife to remove the pterygium - a growth on the tissue that lines the eyelids - and said his recovery was progressing well and he was looking forward to watching the Black Caps in action against Australia this afternoon.
Taylor told media last week he has had the eye issue for "five or six years", but has seen it deteriorate over the past few months and the decision was made that surgical intervention was required. Medical staff estimate the recovery period to be four to six weeks.
"The surgery involves cutting your eye, and cutting the growth," Taylor explained before the operation. "Then they'll take a little bit from under the eyelid and glue it in so the growth doesn't come back.
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"With any operation there's always a chance that things don't go as well as possible. The surgeon I talked to last night was pretty confident that the recovery time is as we had said.
"After four to six weeks there could be a period when it does deteriorate a little bit, but hopefully I can get it back after a little while."
After being touch and go to take part in this week's second test against Pakistan in Hamilton, Taylor scored his 16th test century in his second innings on Monday.