Utah redshirt freshman forward Chris Seeley was not with the team for Friday’s practice because he was scheduled to have gallbladder surgery in the afternoon.

Seeley, a native of Fresno, Calif., tweeted earlier Friday that he would have surgery. Seeley hadn’t played in the team’s past three games due to illness. The Utes have had a stomach bug that has affected several members of the team and staff.

Utes coach Larry Krystkowiak did not have a timetable for when Seeley might be able to rejoin the team on the court.

“Hopefully, we’ll get him back here soon, but I don’t know the nature of that,” Krystkowiak said. “I’ll have to wait and hear the report from the physicians.”

A 6-foot-8, 215-pound high leaper who is regarded as the best athlete on the Utes roster, Seeley has averaged 4.7 points and 5.7 rebounds off the bench in three games this season.