Queens Park Rangers midfielder Akos Buzsaky has revealed he will have a knee operation in November but he hopes to return to fitness as soon as possible.
The Hungarian, 29, has been troubled by his knee for quite a while and recently discovered the root of the problem was a cyst.
He had hoped to play through it until the end of the season, but a decision has now been taken to send him under the knife during the next international break.
Buzsaky is ready to work hard after the surgery and get back into the action quickly.
"I've been suffering with my knee for a long time. Sometimes it's better, sometimes it's worse but recently a cyst has been found in it," Buzsaky told Hungarian weekly Sport Plusz.
"First I got frightened, I didn't know what would happen. It's interesting that I was able to play with it and it looked like that I could go under the knife only at the end of the season.
"But now it seems that I have to do it sooner. It wasn't a pleasure to hear what the doctors said but I accepted it and decided to do it quickly and then find my old self as fast as I can."
"I went to lots of consultations and I was told that I should go for the surgery as soon as I can.
"I'll go under the knife in the following break, at the beginning or in the middle of November."