By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Club Reporter
Newcastle United can confirm that midfielder Sylvain Marveaux will travel to America early next week for an operation on his right hip and groin.
The 25-year-old was forced off during the Magpies' victory over Everton earlier this month and was subsequently assessed by the Club's medical staff.
Marveaux will now travel to the renowned Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado, where he will be operated on by Dr Marc Philippon - one of the world's leading orthopaedic hip surgeons.
Marveaux joined Newcastle in the summer from Rennes and has made nine appearances to date, mainly from the substitutes' bench.
The Club will provide further updates after the operation.