Ben Foster facing 12 weeks out

West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster has suffered a stress fracture in his right foot and will be out for up to 12 weeks

Last Updated: 27/08/13 at 14:29 Post Comment

Ben Foster: Set to be out of action for three months

Ben Foster: Set to be out of action for three months

West Brom's England keeper Ben Foster will be sidelined for up to 12 weeks after a scan showed he has suffered a stress fracture of a bone in his right foot.

Foster, who limped off in the 77th minute of the 0-0 draw at Everton on Saturday, will have surgery on the injury in the next few days.

West Brom boss Steve Clarke told the club's website: "There's no hiding the fact this is disappointing news as Ben is a key player for us. He was excellent on Saturday before his injury forced him off."

Wales international Boaz Myhill, who returned to training this week after a wrist injury, is likely to step in for Foster.

The Baggies can also call on Luke Daniels who made his first-team debut when he replaced Foster at Everton.

Clarke added: "I've got two other very good goalkeepers to choose from.

"Boaz did well when he deputised for Ben last season and Luke showed on Saturday he is a more than capable goalkeeper."

Foster, 30, who had retired from international football in 2011, returned to play for England against the Republic of Ireland in May.


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