The surgery on the hip and thigh is now part of the routine rehabilitation for a player who suffered a torn Achilles tendon during the 2015 World Cup.
The surgery was performed on a player from the Israel team who suffered the injury in a friendly against Ghana on Tuesday.
The team’s doctor, Dr. Erez Ben-Yair, said that the patient has recovered well.
He was released from hospital, and the team will wait for the results of the operation to determine the course of his rehabilitation.
The procedure is part of a rehabilitation programme for players who have suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in the previous season.
The rehabilitation programme involves physical therapy and stretching exercises to build up a strength base and then a strengthening programme to improve mobility, strength and flexibility.
The team’s coach, Jonathan Weisman, said the rehabilitation is aimed at reducing the risk of future problems.
The player was injured during the first half of the World Cup in Brazil when he collided with an Ghanaian player, leaving him on the ground.
He underwent an MRI scan and doctors said he was likely to recover in a few weeks.