Bayern Munich striker Ivica Olic is set to be sidelined for six months after damaging his knee ligaments.
The Croatia international ace has been struggling with knee problems since the start of the season and suffered another setback over the weekend.
It is now reported that the 31 year old striker will fly to the United States to undergo an operation by renowned surgeon Dr Richard Steadman.
“I’m obviously disappointed,” said the Bayern striker.
“I was hoping to build on my performance last season.”
Olic’s injury adds to the woes of coach Louis van Gaal, who is also currently without Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, captain Mark van Bommel and Miroslav Klose.