MK Dons have been dealt an injury blow after the club confirmed that Anthony Kay will be missing for around three months.
The 30-year-old had surgery on a persistent hip problem yesterday and will begin his rehabilitation programme next week.
Head of Sports Medicine Simon Crampton told the club's official website that surgery was a necessary measure:
“Obviously this was not an ideal situation and Antony was playing through the pain barrier to get through games and therefore the decision was taken for him to have surgery over the weekend.
“The surgery was successful and he will now undergo a rehabilitation period but unfortunately it means he will be out for approximately 12 weeks.“