Inter defender Milan Skriniar confirms that he has undergone surgery on an injury to his back, and made clear that it was done with the permission of Inter.

Writing in a message on his Instagram story, as related in a tweet by Italian journalist Daniele Mari, the 28-year-old also congratulated his teammates on reaching the semifinals of the Champions League yesterday.

A major development has come in the situation with Skriniar‘s back injury.

The club confirmed earlier today that the Slovakian international went under the knife to receive endoscopic surgery on his lumbar spine.

Additionally, it is likely that the player will be out for weeks, potentially missing the entirety of the rest of the season while he recovers.

Further reports indicated that this surgery was done in a French clinic with strong ties to Paris Saint-Germain, the club that the defender is expected to join this summer.

As such there is a clear indication that the procedure was partly done at the behest of the French club, on the basis that they will not be keen to sign the 28-year-old only to find that he is dealing with serious and long-term injury problems.

Sending his message as he begins his recovery, Skriniar writes that “I want to send a big hug to my teammates and thank them for the brilliant job qualifying for the semifinals of the Champions League.”

“I also want to reassure everyone about my condition following the injury that I suffered in the second leg against Porto,” he continues.

“Yesterday, with the permission of Inter, I underwent an operation so that I can get back on the pitch as soon as possible,” Skriniar’s message continues.

“A brief rehabilitation will follow, so that I can resume competitive action,” he adds.

“Best wishes, Skri.”