Inter Milan full-back Maicon has undergone successful knee surgery, his club have announced.
Maicon damaged his right knee during training earlier this month and went under the knife in his native Brazil.
A statement from Inter read: "The arthroscopic meniscal surgery performed on Maicon's right knee went well.''
Inter, who face Lecce in their opening Serie A game on Sunday, have yet to confirm how long the Brazil international will remain sidelined.
The club recently signed Maicon's fellow Brazilian Jonathan as cover for the 66-cap international.