Blackburn boss Paul Ince has confirmed Steven Reid has undergone successful knee surgery.
Reid has been ruled out of the rest of the season after suffering the knee injury last month.
The Republic of Ireland international travelled to America to have the operation at world-renowned surgeon Dr Richard Steadman's clinic and Ince says the surgery went well.
"Steven Reid had his operation on Wednesday and he's come through that alright so things are looking up," Ince told the club's official website.
"Reidy has gone to one of the best in the business in Dr Steadman so there is no reason why everything shouldn't be okay."
Meanwhile, Ince insists he will not rush David Dunn back into action after injury.
Dunn is making good progress from the Achilles problem, which has sidelined him since August, but Ince does not want to take any risks with the injury-plagued midfielder.
"I don't want to get too excited," added Ince. "He's been out for a while now so it's important that we give him as much time he needs.
"I've been speaking to him and the signs are looking good, but we are not going to rush him."