Manchester United forward, Marcus Rashford faces three months out of action as he undergoes surgery next week for his shoulder injury.
The 23-year-old who has been traumatised by the injury for seven months, finally came to a decision that a surgery was the best way out.
Rashford scored 11 goals in 37 Premier League appearances last season and was in England’s squad at Euro 2020.
“Following consultation between Marcus, the manager [Ole Gunnar Solskjaer], club medical staff and specialists, Marcus will undergo surgery imminently to resolve his shoulder injury,” said the Old Trafford club.
“He will now focus on his rehabilitation in order to return as soon as possible.”
Rashford helped Man Utd finish second behind Manchester City in the Premier League last season.
Solskjaer’s side also reached the Europa League final but lost to Spanish side Villarreal on penalties.
Rashford made five appearances for England at Euro 2020 but was only on the pitch for a total of 84 minutes and then missed a penalty in the shootout as Italy beat Gareth Southgate’s side on penalties in the final.
He was a victim of social media abuse after England’s defeat to Italy. Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were also victimised during this period. As a result, the English FA has set up measures to curb racial utterances and actions on social media as well as in physical places.