Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Foster out for 12 weeks

Ben Foster was injured during West Brom's draw at Everton

West Brom's England goalkeeper 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 undergo surgery 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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