Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips will miss England's World Cup qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Andorra in order to undergo knee surgery.
The 27-year-old has not featured for City since 9th April due to an ankle injury, but he sustained a knee problem prior to the recent Manchester derby defeat.
And it has now been announced that, after a further reaction, Wright-Phillips is preparing for an operation in a bid to solve the complaint and will miss this weekend's final Premier League game against Bolton on Sunday.
The announcement will come as further bad news for England boss Fabio Capello, who is due to announce his squad at the weekend and is already without Stewart Downing and David James as the duo are also having surgery.
"Shaun trained earlier this week but he got a reaction," said the City boss Mark Hughes. "Now he will have to see a specialist.
"He is not going to be available at the weekend and he may well have a wash out of his knee in the close-season that would enable him to be fit for the start of pre-season training.
"He has worked really hard trying to get fit but this problem needs to be addressed and we must look at it."
England travel to Kazakhstan in World Cup qualifying Group Six on 6th June before hosting Andorra at Wembley four days later.