Raith Rovers striker Mark Stewart admits surgery is his quickest route back to fitness after going under the knife to have his broken wrist mended.
The 28-year-old is facing a spell on the sidelines after having the procedure carried out but concedes having the operation is better than having to wear a cast for eight weeks.
Stewart, who has scored three goals in the last two games, suffered a break to his scaphoid bone during the October 22 win at Falkirk but managed to play in last weekend’s victory over Queen of the South wearing a protective sheath.
He said: “I broke my wrist during the Falkirk game, I broke it at the start of the second half and I didn’t know. I ended up having to go to the hospital on the Sunday night.
“The operation is the quickest way to get back, it’s a straight-forward procedure. The wrist needs a bit of help to let it heal quicker rather wearing a cast. That would have kept me out for eight weeks.
“Hopefully after surgery I can still train.
“They wanted me in a cast for eight weeks but I didn’t want that because I didn’t want to miss a lot of games, it took me long enough to get in the team.”