It is understood that the Nigeria international has lost confidence in the local medical treatment he has been subjected to before now.
Last month, Mikel underwent a traditional Chinese acupuncture in a bid to be fit for a Chinese Super League clash against Chongqing Dangdai Lifan FC.
“Mikel has not played in the league for three consecutive weeks as he has returned to the UK to prepare for surgical treatment, which also means that he will miss the next three league games,” the report by sports.enorth.com.cn, states
Even outside his injury problems, Mikel has always been a major doubt for the Super Eagles camping in Corsica, France next month as the Chinese Super League season will still be in progress.
Mikel has scored once in three Chinese Super League appearances since joining on a free from Chelsea this term.