Liverpool and England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has confirmed that he has undergone successful surgery after sustaining knee ligament damage last month.
The 24-year-old will miss the World Cup after picking up the injury in the Champions League semi-final first-leg win over Roma at Anfield.
Despite the setback, Oxlade-Chamberlain is remaining positive and has shared a photo on social media of himself recovering from the operation.
"Watching the boys in Rome last week taking us one step closer to something very special," the player wrote.
"Knee surgery was a success and the hard work has already begun."
Watching the boys in Rome last week taking us one step closer to something very special. Knee surgery was a success and the hard work has already begun 💪🏽 pic.twitter.com/uku0Ico18F— Alex Ox-Chamberlain (@Alex_OxChambo) 10 May 2018
Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has scored five goals in 42 appearances for Liverpool, is expected to be fit for the start of next season.