Ameobi started the season with a bang by scoring four league goals, including his first hat-trick for the club against Reading at St James's Park.
Chris Hughton: "Shola's had a minor operation on his foot.
"We're still to determine what period of time that will keep him out, but it'll be a matter of weeks.
"What happened was he had had stress on the bone, and they felt they
needed to do something to guarantee it ended up being no more than that."