NEWPORT County AFC striker Aaron O'Connor's injury nightmare continues as he has been forced to undergo a hernia operation in London.

The 30-year-old front man was the Exiles' top scorer last season and added the second goal in the play-off final victory over Wrexham at Wembley.

But a groin injury has ruled him out for the whole League Two campaign so far and the latest setback will keep him out for an estimated four to six weeks.

O'Connor posted a picture from his hospital bed on Twitter with the message: "op went well hopefully the last."