Bellamy went to
West Ham's Head physio, George Cooper told the official site, "We went out there because he had a scan that showed he was a candidate for a sports hernia and we wanted to seek an opinion because he had two problems, unlike Owen who had one problem."
"We wanted to establish if the hernia was causing his pain or if it was his groin. After consultation with the specilaist, she deduced all symptoms were due to the hernia and she demonstrated this to me under an ultrasound on an MRI scan and showed me where the problem was.
"She then advised he had the operation and predicted he would be back within 14 days. So he had the surgery, it went very well and he walked out of the centre the same day and we flew back later that night.
"He can start running three days after the operation, building up to sprinting after five days then gradually building up to training and playing within a fortnight.
"We went to Doctor Muschaweck because through her techniques she can offer her patients the most pain-free and shortest term recovery period."