Martins for surgery in England

Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai Shenhua on Thursday confirmed that their injured striker Obafemi Martins had travelled to England to undergo surgery .
“ Martins is flying to UK for surgery today. Be well soon ,” the club wrote on their Twitter handle .
The 33- year- old is set to spend about seven months on the sidelines 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.


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