Udinese will be without first-choice goalkeeper Zeljko Brkic for at least a month following surgery.
The custodian, 26, has gone under the knife after fracturing the second finger of his right hand.
The Stadio Friuli outfit have noted that the Serbian will be out of action for around 30-40 days.
Brkic, who spent last season at Siena, has replaced Samir Handanovic at the club after he joined Inter in the summer.
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