Sunday, September 1, 2013

West Brom's Ben Foster Suffers Serious Foot Injury

West Broms manager Steve Clark said that England goalkeeper Ben Foster suffered a serious foot injury in their 0-0 draw with Everton in the Premier League on Saturday.
Foster limped off the field at 78 minutes and was replaced by Luke Daniels. 
Foster had recently come out of international retirement and played in a friendly against Ireland in May. He was in excellent form to keep Everton at bay, until he was injured. 
"It's obviously serious as he had to come off during the game and Ben is not the type of person to come off unless he has to," Clarke told the BBC.
"He said he felt something pop in his foot and he was in a lot of pain. But until the medics look at it, it's only conjecture as to what the problem is."
It was announced Tuesday that Foster suffered a stress fracture in his right foot and will require surgery to repair the break. He will be out at least 12 weeks while he recovers. 
"There's no hiding the fact that this is disappointing news as Ben is a key player for us," said Clarke. "He was excellent on Saturday before his injury forced him off. In the meantime, I've got two other very good goalkeepers to choose from.
"It was great for Luke to come on and I had no worries about him as I see him every day in training. It shows if you're patient you get your chances," Clarke added. 
References: Reuters and Daily Mail
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