Gera suffers achilles injury on international duty

West Brom’s Zoltan Gera was substituted at halftime during Hungary’s World Cup qualifying match against Andorra after the Baggies midfielder complained of pain in his Achilles following a knock he had received in the first half.

Gera, who had scored a penalty in the 32nd minute, one of the five goals Hungarywould score on the night, will miss his team’s second match against the Netherlands on Tuesday after Hungarian coach Sandor Egervari confirmed that he will not play.

Gera missed most of West Brom’s Premier League campaign last season after he suffered a knee ligament problem in November 2011 and West Brom manager Steve Clarke will be hoping that the problem is not serious as he prepares to take his side to Fulham when the Premier League resumes at the weekend.

Gera’s knee injury was suffered just three games after the player returned to West Brom from Fulham and he would not return to the West Brom side until they faced Liverpool on the opening match of this season and marked his return with a stunning volley from 25 yards.

There are a number of conditions which can affect the achilles and the length of time Gera will be absent will not be known until the player undergoes a scan to determine the extent of the damage.

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