Josef Martinez will begin rehab on his right knee. (Photo courtesy of MLS)

Atlanta United striker Josef Martinez Wednesday underwent successful surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Martinez was injured during Atlanta’s MLS season-opening win against Nashville SC on Feb. 29.

He will return to Atlanta to begin his rehabilitation that will be led by the United medical team and doctors from Piedmont Healthcare.

Atlanta did not say when Martinez would return to the lineup, although at last word the team was hopeful he could return later this season.