West Brom: Nathaniel Chalobah injury ‘nothing serious’
West Brom midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah’s fresh injury setback is hopefully ‘nothing serious’ according to reliable journalist Joe Chapman.
The Lowdown: Chalobah suffers injury
The 28-year-old joined the Baggies during the January transfer window and he was handed his full debut at home to Blackburn Rovers in midweek.
Unfortunately, Chalobah was forced off after just 52 minutes of the 1-1 draw at the Hawthorns, acting as a concerning situation at a key point in the season.
Now, an update has emerged regarding the situation – one that feels more positive than negative.
The Latest: Chapman allays fear
Writing on Twitter, Chapman said that the feeling is that Chlobah’s injury is not a bad one:
“On Chalobah. Carlos hopeful that it’s nothing serious. Thought he did well on his full debut last night.”
The Verdict: Key player in promotion push
This is a relief for anyone of a West Brom persuasion, with Chalobah an experienced and talented player who could be key to their promotion chances.
The Englishman was once hailed as ‘excellent’ by Sir Trevor Brooking during his teenage years, such was his potential, while 144 appearances in the Championship shows he knows the division inside out.
The hope is that Chalobah only misses a small stint of action during these vital weeks, returning to partner Okay Yokuslu and Marc Albrighton in midfield as soon as possible and helping West Brom return to the Premier League.