Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Daniel Podence has taken to social media, after undergoing surgery.
The winger went under the knife after suffering a groin injury.
Podence first started struggling with the issue in February, and he ended up missing seven games in the Premier League.
He then returned in April, but Podence struggled to find form.
It seems judging by Podence’s latest Instagram post, the player probably could have done with the surgery he’s just had, sooner.
He said: “For those who do not know, in February I got injured in the adductor and so that the season would not end there, I resorted to conservative treatment.
“With advances and setbacks, I returned to the competition without being the real Podence, with the sole intention of helping the team and ending such a difficult season at all levels.
“At the end of the season, it was time for decisions: Fortunately, thanks to God and Prof Schilders, the operation went well.
“I am already discharged and thinking about the best recovery possible so I can get back to what I like most, play and be with my team. I will come back stronger and with more quality in the left leg!!”
It is hoped that the 25-year-old will recover fully in time for the start of the 2021/22 season.
This term, his fitness issues have limited him to just 25 appearances.
So it seems Podence has not been entirely comfortable since February.
It may explain why his form dipped after he returned to the picture in April.
There were lots of messages of support for Podence in the comments, including from Nelson Semedo, who said (translated): “Come back quickly little brother.”