Norwich City defender Marco Stiepermann is currently recovering from surgery after a hernia operation last week, according to the EDP.

The German fullback has missed the last two games with a hernia injury and has now had surgery in order to recover from it.

He is now out of surgery and ready to begin his return to first-team training in the coming days and weeks.

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Signed from Bochum last summer, Stiepermann made the left-back spot his own in the first-half of the season before being ousted by Jamal Lewis.

Lewis has become the undisputed first-choice left-back since Boxing Day, with Stiepermann left as a impact sub for Daniel Farke when he is looking to see out matches.

His only goal of the season, and for Norwich, came against Cardiff in December. He drove in a low strike from distance to hand Norwich the lead in what turned out to be a 3-1 win for Cardiff.