Sami Khedira has confirmed he is to undergo knee surgery in a bid to cure longstanding pain.
The Juventus midfielder only returned to action after a heart problem earlier this month.
"After four months of continuous pain in my knee - some days worse than others - I have decided to undergo surgery, letting it fix and heal fully," Khedira wrote on Twitter .
"The surgery is planned to take place in the next two weeks.
"My complete focus is to be back at 100 per cent for the start of the next campaign.
"I am already looking forward to fighting in order to achieve our goals next season again."
Khedira, 32, has been restricted to 10 Serie A appearances this season, also featuring in four Champions League games.
He is now set to be missing for the remainder of the campaign, with it understood he will not recover in time to play again in 2018-19.