Federici suffered the knee injury while on Socceroos duty last week, forcing him out of the squad with Eugene Galekovic replacing him.

The 32-year-old was only just making his return after missing six months earlier this year with a knee injury.

Federici had made a deadline day loan move from the Cherries to Championship club Forest but the deal has now been rescinded.

The Nowra-born shot-stopper will work with Bournemouth medical staff on his rehabilitation, with the club awaiting scans before confirming the extent of the injury although there are concerns for a lengthy stint on the sidelines.

Forest boss Mark Warburton said: “Adam is having surgery and we have sent him our best wishes over that - but Bournemouth have basically rescinded the loan and taken their player back. That is a magnificent gesture on their part.

“The focus is on the health and wellbeing of the player. He is having surgery to find out the extent of the damage - and action will be taken from there.

“I would expect nothing less from somebody like Eddie Howe and Bournemouth in general but I want to say how outstanding they have been in dealing with this.

“We are very thankful about the way they have acted throughout this entire process and I am sure everyone would wish Adam the best of luck with the surgery and a swift and speedy return.”