The defender will not feature again in 2016/17.
Brighton & Hove Albion defender Connor Goldson will miss the remainder of the current season.
Following the club's routine medical screening protocols, Goldson has been identified as having a possible risk factor from his cardiac screening.
After seeking expert medical advice, it has been decided for Goldson to have a preventative surgical procedure.
Manager Chris Hughton said, "This is a significant blow for Connor, and also the club, but having taken further medical advice, the best course of action is for him to have preventative surgery.