West Bromwich Albion striker Karlan Grant is expected to be out injured for around three to four weeks, according to an update from reliable journalist Lewis Cox.
The Lowdown: Grant injured in midweek
The Baggies picked up a much-needed 1-0 victory at home to Blackpool in midweek, with Okay Yokuslu’s goal the difference between the two teams.
It wasn’t all positive on the night for Carlos Corberan, though, as Grant picked up an ankle injury and was substituted during the second half.
The length of the attacker’s expected absence has been confirmed as West Brom suffer another injury setback ahead of today’s clash away to Queens Park Rangers.
The Latest: Lengthy layoff confirmed
Taking to Twitter on Friday, Cox confirmed that Grant would be out until the World Cup break, returning in the next several weeks.
The Express & Star reporter stated:
“Karlan Grant (ankle) out for three/four weeks and will miss next two games pre-World Cup.”
The Verdict: Undoubted blow for Baggies
EFL on Quest presenter Colin Murray has described the 25-year-old as a ‘valuable’ member of the Baggies’ team, for whom he was a regular last term as he scored 18 league goals, and his effort and industry will surely be missed away to QPR on Saturday afternoon.
The hope is that Corberan’s side still have enough to see off the west London outfit, although the hosts sit fourth in the table currently and will clearly go into the game as the favourites against the 23rd-placed Baggies.
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