Watford defender DeMerit to undergo eye surgery

Watford defender Jay DeMerit will undergo eye surgery on Monday.

Watford defender Jay DeMerit will undergo eye surgery on Monday.

DeMerit is suffering from an eye infection and will need to have the cornea in his left eye replaced. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Julian Stevens at the Moorfields Eye Hospital in a new procedure that DeMerit says will cut his recovery time in half.

"There's only one place in the United States that does it and only one place in Europe, and that's in London, so I'm really fortunate to be there," DeMerit told Soccer America. "A lot of people in Europe fly into London to have this surgery done."

He added: "With this new procedure, they hope I can be out in a month or two, which to be honest, isn't that bad. The traditional way they said I'd be out three or four months."

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