Milton Keynes Dons can confirm that defender Gary MacKenzie will undergo surgery on a troublesome hip injury, which will keep him out of action for at least three months.
MacKenzie, who has made 8 appearances this season, first became aware of the problem after the Notts County game and following a period of conservative management and investigations, the decision has been made for the Scottish centre-half to have a hip arthroscopy to resolve the issue.
As a result, the former Rangers-trainee will be sidelined until the end of January but the Club hope to have him back in time for the final few months of the season.
Head of Sports Medicine Simon Crampton said: “Gary has had a problem within the hip joint that has been affecting his ability to perform to his high standards.
“Following a series of investigations and consultation with Professor Ernest Schilders, a world-renowned hip specialist, the decision was made that the issue needs to be rectified surgically.
“Gary will undergo the operation next Monday and then will complete an intensive rehabilitation process with our medical team and it is expected that he will be sidelined for at least 12 weeks.
“Gary is a very strong and determined individual and I know he will be putting everything into his rehab.”
mkdons.com will have the latest on Gary’s surgery in due course.