Lazio defender Stefan Radu will undergo surgery to solve a recurring knee problem this month.
He had been hoping to wait until the Christmas break to take advantage of the extra recovery period.
However, it's reported the right knee injury is causing him too much pain and he will go under the knife next week.
It is a recurring problem with the meniscus ligament in the right knee that needs to be cleaned up.
Check out OLBG.com's list of ££ Free Bets from UK bookmakers before placing your bets!