Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has revealed that he has undergone successful surgery on his injured hip in the United States.
The 25-year-old striker, who had picked up the injury during English Premier League defeat to Manchester United at Anfield on 22 March, had flown to the United States to determine whether he required surgery on his injured hip or not.
After taking the opinion of Dr. Peter Asnis, the medical expert of the MLB side Boston Red Sox (also owned by Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group), the former Chelsea striker underwent surgery.
The 25-year-old confirmed via social media that the surgery had been a success.
"Just want to let the world know I've had a successful operation on my hip today and I want to thank God for allowing that to be possible. Onwards and upwards from here. Thanks for the support," Sturridge posted on his official Instagram account along with a photograph of himself recovering in a hospital bed.
Sturridge, who completed a £12 million switch from Chelsea to Liverpool in January 2013, was impressive in his first two seasons at Anfield, scoring 10 and 21 Premier League goals in 2012/13 and 2013/14 respectively.
However, the England striker has been unable to make an impact this season due to consistently being plagued by injuries.
Sturridge was initially ruled out for three weeks after sustaining a strain in his thigh during a training session with England in September.
Just as he was about to make a comeback in October, the striker was ruled out for a further three weeks with a calf problem.
The former Chelsea striker's return date was further postponed to the end of January following a tear in his thigh muscle.
Sturridge finally made a comeback for Liverpool in late January after spending almost five months on the sidelines.
But, he again sustained a tear in his hip muscle on 22 March, and he is now expected to be out for the rest of the season as he will need time to recover from the surgery.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers' main priority this summer will probably be signing a new striker as the Northern Irishman has indicated that the club will not be able to rely on a player who is so injury-prone.