Chelsea winger Eden Hazard will miss the final game of the season against Sunderland after having his wisdom teeth removed.
The Belgium international has started all of the Blues' Premier League matches this season but remains in pain following the emergency surgery on 20 May.
Hazard was due to collect his Football Writers' Association player of the year prize, voted for by journalists, on 21 May but will miss the awards ceremony following the surgery.
"Footballer of the Year Eden Hazard has had emergency dental surgery and will be unable to collect his award in person tonight," a FWA statement read. "Hazard tried to delay the surgery but had to have three wisdom teeth removed on Wednesday and is still in considerable pain.
"He is deeply sorry to miss the awards dinner and hopes to be at Stamford Bridge on Sunday when the FWA will hand over the trophy.
"Previous winner Gianfranco Zola will pay tribute to Hazard and Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck will deliver a message from the player.
"Hazard will almost certainly miss Chelsea's final game against Sunderland -- the first Premier League game he will have missed this season."
The 24-year-old scooped 51% of the vote ahead of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane and Chelsea captain John Terry, to add the FWA title to his PFA Players' Player of the Year prize.
Hazard has scored 14 Premier League goals in 37 matches for Chelsea this season as the club strolled to their first title for five years.
Chelsea will be presented with the title after the final day match against Sunderland, who are now safe from relegation after drawing with Arsenal.