Erik Lamela has been ruled out until next season
The Tottenham ace has already been out since November and has been in Rome trying to recover.
But now Tottenham have announced he will undergo surgery and is expected to return in time for next season.
"Erik Lamela is to undergo surgery on his hip on Saturday. This will result in Erik returning to action next season," the club said on Twitter.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 29, 2017
Erik Lamela has been out since November but will now miss the rest of the season
"The Argentina international has undergone a comprehensive rehabilitation process following the injury in November.
"The player has achieved a good level of function, however he has been unable to reach the stage required to make a full return to training.
"Therefore, following ongoing extensive consultation with specialists, surgery has been agreed by all as the best course of action."
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Lamela last played for Spurs at the end of October and made nine Premier League apperances before picking up the injury.
He has become a key player for Mauricio Pochettino after struggling initially in north London.
Pochettino has been frustrated with his injury progress over the course of the season and has has to defend his decision to have rehab at his former club Roma.