John Obi Mikel has undergone surgery on his hip and the Tianjin Teda midfielder indicated that the operation was a success.
Mikel has been out of action since early , with his last appearance for Tianjin Teda coming in their 2-0 Chinese Super League victory over Chongqing Lifan.
Teda confirmed on Thursday that the Nigeria skipper was due to have an operation and the Nigeria posted an update on social media on Saturday.
''Surgery went well, rehab next... can't wait to be back. Shame I can't be on the pitch fighting with my team #TianjinTEDA #TEDAFightingFightingFighting,’’ Mikel wrote on Instagram.
Tianjin Teda bowed 4-0 to Hebei CFFC and they are 10th on the Chinese topflight log with eight points from seven matches.