The 33-year-old is set to spend about seven months on the sidelines after suffering a torn hamstring in his right knee in Tuesday’s Asian Champions League encounter against Kashima Antlers.
Martins was replaced in the 22nd minute as his side bowed out of the elite continental tournament after a 2-2 stalemate at the Hongkou Stadium.
Martins is flying to UK for surgery today. Be well soon. pic.twitter.com/JA85FL6eNa— Shanghai Shenhua FC (@shanghaishenhua) April 5, 2018