Norwich City hope Jamie Cureton will miss no more than three games after undergoing surgery to remove his appendix.
Cureton had complained of stomach problems last Friday prior to featuring as a second-half substitute in the weekend's win over Preston North End.
But he fell ill again on Sunday and Norwich boss Glenn Roeder has confirmed the striker is now recovering after an operation.
"Jamie wasn't feeling well on Friday, but he picked himself up sufficiently to take part on Saturday," Roeder told the club's official website.
"But on Sunday his stomach problems returned and he was admitted for surgery on Monday night, for an operation that was a complete success.
"We would like to wish Jamie a speedy recovery and hope that he doesn't miss more than the next two or three games."
Cureton is now likely to sit out the Canaries' upcoming Championship fixtures with Cardiff, Hull and Leicester.
But the forward, who has scored six goals in 27 league games this season, could be available for the match with Barnsley on 23rd February.