Burnley midfielder Chris McCann is set to miss the remainder of the season after undergoing knee surgery.
McCann suffered cruciate and medial knee ligament damage in September and lasted just 12 minutes of his Premier League comeback in January against Bolton.
The 22-year-old has been struggling to recover from the problem and the club have decided to send him under the knife again to resolve the injury.
McCann is facing up to six weeks on the sidelines, meaning he will miss Burnley's final five games of the campaign as they battle to avoid relegation.
"Chris has had surgery and we found out the problems he has had," Clarets boss Brian Laws told the club's official website.
"It was just a bit of cartilage so at least it's not a long-term injury. It's something that can be done within four to six weeks.
"It's taken us a while to get to this conclusion but we are delighted we actually got that."