Wolves defender Dan Jones could be out for over a month if he needs surgery to repair a suspected hernia.
Jones, who has played most of the season on the wing, will consult a specialist to confirm the extent of the injury.
The 20-year-old will have to fly to Germany to undergo the operation which, according to physio Barry Holmes, will speed up the recovery process and get the player back in training sooner.
Holmes said: "Daniel complained of pain in his groin two days before Christmas and when initial treatment did not resolve the situation, it was decided he should see a hernia specialist in Munich.
"The likelihood is he will require surgery and, if that is the case, he will stay in the clinic for a couple of days and return to Molineux sometime next week.
"The reason we have chosen this particular clinic is because it uses a less invasive technique which is not currently available in this country.
"It gives the player the chance to get back into action sooner and, all being well, Daniel should be back in full training in three weeks."