HARRISON, N.J. – Red Bulls II defender Andrew Lombard underwent successful surgery on his lower leg Monday morning, the United Soccer League club announced Tuesday.

The procedure for anterior compartment syndrome was performed by team doctors at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

The syndrome, also known as anterior shin splints, comes when the big muscle on the outside front of the lower leg becomes too big for the sheath that surrounds it as it causes pain.

A Montclair, N.J. native, Lombard joined NYRB II prior to the 2017 season while recovering from foot surgery. He made his USL debut last Oct. 14, starting against the Rochester Rhinos.

Lombard is expected to recover and return to training in 4-6 weeks.