Everton centre-back Morgan Feeney has left the country to undergo surgery on both of his knees, according to a report.
The Liverpool Echo claims that the 19-year-old Under-23s captain will go under the knife on Tuesday after jetting out to Sweden on the advice of a specialist.
It is understood that Feeney will not play again until the 2018/19 season after suffering a season-ending blow which sees tendons in both of his knees in need of healing.
However the report says that the centre-back is hopeful he will be able to take part in pre-season training should his double operation prove successful.
Feeney made his senior debut for Everton earlier this season when he featured in the 5-1 Europa League defeat to Atalanta at Goodison Park in November while David Unsworth was in caretaker charge.
The England Under-19s international also completed 90 minutes in the 3-0 win against Apollon Limassol in December.
He has been ever-present in Unsworth’s Under-23s side this season as Everton’s youngsters aim to defend their Premier League 2 title.
Feeney has made 16 appearances in the youth league this term, but will not play again now until next season.
The Toffees Under-23s are currently third in Division 1 of Premier League 2, 11 points behind leaders Manchester United.