Tianjin TEDA and Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel, has undergone a successful surgery on his hip in the United Kingdom.
The 30-year-old has been out of action since playing for his Chinese Super League club, in their 2-0 victory over Chongqing Lifan.
TEDA confirmed on Thursday that the Nigerian midfielder was due to have an operation and the player himself has now posted an update on social media on Saturday.
“Surgery went well, rehab next… can’t wait to be back. Shame I can’t be on the pitch fighting with my team #TianjinTEDA #TEDAFightingFightingFighting,’’ Mikel wrote on Instagram.
In his absence, TEDA lost 4-0 to Hebei CFFC this weekend.
They are currently 10th on the Chinese topflight log with eight points from seven matches.