Socceroos goalkeeper Adam Federici has had his loan from Bournemouth to Nottingham Forest rescinded and faces a nervous wait for scans on his injured knee.
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Federici had made a deadline day loan move from the Cherries to Championship club Forest but the deal has now been rescinded.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Warburton said: “Adam is having surgery and we have sent him our best wishes over that - but Bournemouth have basically rescinded the loan and taken their player back.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.”