Newcastle midfielder Sylvain Marveaux is to travel to the United States for surgery to correct his hip and groin problems.
Manager Alan Pardew revealed on Thursday that the 25-year-old was set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering the injury against Everton on 5th November.
The Frenchman will travel to the reputable Steadman Clinic in America next week to speed up his recovery.
A club statement said: "Newcastle United can confirm that midfielder Sylvain Marveaux will travel to America early next week for an operation on his right hip and groin.
"The 25-year-old was forced off during the Magpies' victory over Everton earlier this month and was subsequently assessed by the club's medical staff.
"Marveaux will now travel to the renowned Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado, where he will be operated on by Dr Marc Philippon, one of the world's leading orthopaedic hip surgeons.
"The club will provide further updates after the operation."
He has made nine appearances for the unbeaten Magpies since joining from Rennes in the summer and it is too early to tell how long he will be out for.