I am not a medical expert. I have a character who suffers a wound that needs to appear fatal at the time it happens but I won't him to survive. Right now it's the whole "bullet didn't hit any major organs but you still got shot" shtick. What I'm getting stuck on is how long he's down for. I don't want him to be down for too long because there are other characters in my book doing other stuff and I don't want him out of the action for too long. But I have no medical background on the complications / recovery time for such injuries, or if there are similar injuries I could use instead to serve the timeline / need of this scene. What resources do you other writers use to determine was is a feasible injury for a character to take in your book?