Hull City defender Michael Turner has gone under the knife in a bid to cure a knee problem.
The 22-year-old has been left with swelling following The Tigers' last two games and the decision was taken for him to undergo minor keyhole surgery.
Manager Phil Parkinson (pictured) expects Turner to face only a short spell on the sidelines and has not ruled the stopper out of playing in Hull's next game against Burnley.
"Michael was complaining with the injury on Saturday after the Crystal Palace game so we have sent him in for minor surgery," Parkinson told the Hull Daily Mail.
"It is a slight bit of damage in his knee and he could still be fit for selection for the Burnley game."
Meanwhile, Parkinson could be able to call upon the services of striker Stephen McPhee in three weeks time.
McPhee has been out of action since August 2005 because of a knee injury but is now closing on his comeback.
"Touch wood, I'll be in full training in three to four weeks," McPhee told the club's official website. "Then, I'll just have to take it from there.
"It's coming up to a year since I had my first operation. It will be great to get back, and hopefully it's not too far away."
Also returning to training after injury are Damien Delaney and Sam Ricketts and both will be in contention for the trip to Burnley next weekend.