Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair had a rib REMOVED over his blood clot concern.
The Daily Mirror says Sinclair has had to have a rib removed and won't be able to train for at least three months.
The 24-year-old missed the end of the season with a blood-clot on his shoulder, and doctors have decided to remove his top rib as it was pushing on a vein, causing the clot.
The former Chelsea and Swansea player is now on blood-thinning drug warfarin, which means he is unable to play any contact football as the drug can cause excessive bleeding to an individual if cut.
City's medical team will reassess his situation in August with Sinclair only allowed back to full training if his blood clotting is back to normal levels.