Robbie Fowler is set to fly out to Colorado in America next week to have keyhole surgery on his troublesome hip.
Fowler has had trouble with his hip in the past
Fowler, 32, has had a problem with his hip in the past but played through it.
But with the Cardiff striker currently out with an ankle ligament injury, boss Dave Jones told the South Wales Echo now would be the right time to act.
"He is still two or three weeks away from training because of his ankle and the medical opinion is that a minor operation can sort his hip," he said.