Kevin Strootman is set to undergo knee surgery on Friday which will see the Roma midfielder miss another month of action this season.

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Strootman returned from a knee injury picked up last season in December, but after only a few appearances the 24-year-old picked up another injury during Roma’s 1-1 draw against Fiorentina on Saturday.

After undergoing tests in Amsterdam on Thursday it was decided that Strootman would undergo surgery to remove excess tissue in his knee. It is only a minor procedure, which will rule the Dutch international out for a month.

A statement on the Roma website read, “Yesterday Strootman underwent tests which revealed a mass of fibrous tissue… which can be removed through arthroscopy,”

“The surgery will be performed in Amsterdam tomorrow (Friday), when it will also be possible to determine the condition of the injury.”

Strootman took to twitter to reassure fans, tweeting, “There’s a lot of speculation in the media about me and I would like to explain to all the fans what the real problem is. In the match v Fiorentina I got a knock on my left knee. It’s bruised and therefore I should rest my knee for a couple of weeks.”

This gives me the opportunity to remove some scar tissue which has bothered me a bit after the last surgery and this will help me further in getting back to my old level. It’s nothing serious and I will be back on the pitch as soon as possible.”

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