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SHANGHAI SHENHUA! Striker Obafemi Martins to undergo surgery in England

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Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai Shenhua on Thursday confirmed that their injured striker Obafemi Martins had travelled to England to undergo surgery.

“Martins is flying to UK for surgery today. Be well soon,” the club wrote on their Twitter handle.

The 33-year-old is set to spend about seven months on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury in his right knee in Tuesday’s Asian Champions League encounter against Kashima Antlers.

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Martins, who played for Newcastle United and Birmingham City in England, was replaced after his injury. Shenhua were dumped out of the tournament after a 2-2 stalemate at Hongkou Stadium.

The former Seattle Sounders attacker has scored three league goals for Shenhua, who are placed sixth in the Chinese Super League.

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