West Brom’s Zoltan Gera has been ruled out for the rest of the season after scan results today showed that the player had damaged his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
Gera, who injured his knee in West Brom’s FA Cup match at the weekend now faces a second lengthy spell on the sidelines, his second in as many seasons after he was ruled out for the season in November 2011 with a similar injury from which he only recovered at the start of this season.
Speaking about the injury, manager Steve Clarke said
“I’m devastated for Zoltan. He’s a terrific guy and professional and I want to thank him for his contribution this season. It has been invaluable.
“He’ll now get our full support during the rehab process. Zoltan has already proven he can come back from this injury once and produce at the highest level and I have no doubts he will do so again.”
Gera will undergo an operation next week in a bid to repair the damage which will then be followed by a recovery period which can span anywhere from six to nine months.by