Reid played against Arsenal with fractured fibula

Steve Clarke has revealed that West Brom’s Steven Reid played against Arsenal with a broken leg.

The right back played the second half of the match with a fractured fibula and missed a number of weeks with the injury and after taking a further knock in the area against Aston Villa on Tuesday night is now unlikely to feature for the Baggies this weekend.

Speaking about the injury, West Brom manager Steve Clarke said

“Steven went to see the doctor this morning.

“He has been out for a number of weeks and we didn’t release the full nature of the injury. It was a fractured fibula against Arsenal and he effectively played 45 minutes with a broken leg. That tells you the character of the boy.

“He came back on Tuesday and got another knock in the same area. It’s not serious but he’ll probably miss the weekend and that will be more our decision than Steven’s.

“We’re trying to protect Steven from himself a little bit.”

With regards to the other injured player’s in the West Brom squad, Clarke added

“Claudio’s been out for six weeks and he’s working well, but this game might be too close for him,” Clarke said. “I’ll look at him again tomorrow and I’ll make my decision after training. But he’s in the squad and he’s in a good place.

“I gave quite an optimistic report in midweek on the injury front. I’ve got to be honest, Shane hasn’t progressed as we’d hoped and is still 50/50.”

West Brom are currently 13th on the Injury League table.

 

 

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Lee Hurley

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