Fulham's England international striker Bobby Zamora has undergone surgery on the leg injury sustained in Saturday's 2-1 win over Wolves at Craven Cottage.
The 29-year-old is facing at least four months out of action, with the surgeon also having to repair ligament damage to Zamora's right ankle, just below his fractured fibula.
A statement on the club's official website confirmed: "This morning (Sunday) Bobby Zamora underwent an operation on the injury sustained in Saturday's match against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
"The operation was viewed as successful by the surgeon and the fracture to the fibula was repaired - ligament damage was also discovered and repaired during the operation."
Meanwhile, Cottagers boss Mark Hughes has backed Moussa Dembele to help cover for the absence of Zamora, after the Belgium international scored both goals against Wolves.
He said: "We hope Moussa can get the goals - there's a big onus on him now that Bobby's gone.
"He'll get good support from the guys around him and that will help him become the success we think he will be.
"The beauty of Moussa is that he can play in a number of positions. That's the attraction from my point of view, because I like players who have that flexibility."