Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai Shenhua on Thursday confirmed that their injured striker Obafemi Martins is presently in England for his surgery.
“Martins is flying to UK for surgery today. Be well soon,” the club wrote on their Twitter handle.
The 33-year-old is going to be off actions for seven months the after suffering a hamstring injury in his right knee in Tuesday’s Asian Champions League encounter against Kashima Antlers.
Martins, who played for Newcastle United and Birmingham City in England, was replaced after his injury. Shenhua were dumped out of the tournament after a 2-2 stalemate at Hongkou Stadium.
The former Seattle Sounders attacker has scored three league goals for Shenhua, who are placed sixth in the Chinese Super League.