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Nathan Dyer has revealed he will undergo ankle surgery which will rule him out for the next two months.
Dyer is scheduled to have an operation on Monday to remove extra bone growth in his ankle and his recovery will see him several weeks of the season.
"I am bitterly disappointed," Dyer told the club's official website.
"I was feeling good after completing pre-season training and being involved in the friendlies and the first three games of the campaign.
"I started to feel some pain in my ankle after returning from the training camp in America.
"I saw a specialist last week and the MRI scan revealed the extra bone growth at the back of my ankle.
"There is not a lot I can do about it, but I am determined to work even harder after my operation to play my part for the team on my return."
Dyer spent last season on loan at Leicester, helping Claudio Ranieri's side to the Premier League title.
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