Watford's Tommie Hoban undergoes surgery

Watford's Tommie Hoban during the Championship match against Brighton on December 29, 2012
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Watford youngster Tommie Hoban travels to New York for ankle surgery.

Watford's Tommie Hoban has undergone ankle surgery in the US.

The young defender has been sidelined since February, but will begin rehabilitation back in Britain next week.

"After consultations with a host of top specialists around the world, it was agreed that surgery was the best option available to the home-grown player," read a statement on Watford's website.

"Everyone at the club wishes Tommie well in his recovery."

Hoban made his last appearance for the Hornets in the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road in February.

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