Liam Davis is facing the chop.
The diminutive West Australian opener may need to have a finger amputated to allow him to continue playing cricket at any level.
Davis, 29, is also considering radical surgery to fuse the bones in his right little finger.
If Davis rejects the two surgical options, he is likely to be forced into retirement only two years after an unbeaten triple century for the Warriors put him on the radar of the national selectors.
Davis had a bone graft after breaking the finger during a Champions League match in Jaipur more than two months ago.
But the finger has not recovered from the operation and is too painful to allow Davis to bat.
His only chance to continue playing may be to undergo the radical surgery, though both options have significant side- effects.
Fusing the finger bones will restrict his mobility while Davis has been told that amputation will cost him at least 20 per cent strength in his hand.
The 303 not out against NSW at the WACA Ground was the highlight of a career that saw Davis score 2147 runs at 32.04 in 35 Sheffield Shield matches and another 854 runs at 34.16 in 26 one-dayers for the Warriors.
Davis is part of the 18-man Scorchers squad but will be replaced next week if medical advice suggests there is no prospect of him being fit for the Big Bash. Scorchers paceman Pat Cummins is also on the comeback from spinal stress fractures and may have to be replaced.
·WACA members will have to pay up to $66 to watch Australia's only World Cup match at the WACA Ground - against cricket minnows Afghanistan - next season.
That match will be played on March 4, 2015, with India playing a qualifier on February 28 and the West Indies on March 6.
Members will be able to buy tickets from tomorrow but will pay a hefty premium to their normal membership cost.
Australia are expected to play one-dayers against England and South Africa in tri-series matches at the WACA Ground before the World Cup starts in February 2015.
The high-profile one-dayers are part of the compensation package to the WACA given that no Test match will be played at the ground next season.