Wigan may have to begin next season without Titus Bramble after the centre-back underwent surgery on a stress fracture in his foot.[LNB] The 28-year-old defender was playing through the pain barrier in the final few weeks of the campaign, and eventually decided to have an operation before Monday's visit of Hull.[LNB]Bramble said: "I've had the problem for four or five weeks, and the scans showed it was a stress fracture.[LNB]"But I was determined to play on and do my bit for the team, and it was just a case of waiting until we were safe to get it sorted.[LNB]"I can't remember a single incident where it 'went', but obviously the wear and tear over the weeks meant it was gradually getting worse.[LNB]"I finally had the operation last Thursday, and the surgeon put two pins in to hold it in place.[LNB]"I've got two weeks of rest now before the hard work begins with the rehab."[LNB]Bramble looks certain to miss the start of pre-season, and there is a chance he may be ruled out of action in August too.[LNB]He told the Wigan Evening Post: "I've been told it might take up to three months, but hopefully I will be fine for the start of next season."