Norwich City boss Glenn Roeder has revealed that defender Adam Drury will be sidelined for several months after having knee surgery.
Drury has made 10 league and cup appearances this season
The 29-year-old was injured in City's recent home defeat by Bristol City.
"It was some ligament damage that he needed to have repaired, but it wasn't his cruciate," Roeder told the Canaries' website.
"The operation will keep him out for a number of months - that's a big loss as he's a vital part of the team."