Albion’s medical group will be hoping that guests of the club treatment space are kept to a low number – or none at all, where possible

Sam Allardyce will be hoping that injuries within his West Brom team will be limited to a bare minimum as he leads the Albion into the second half of their Premier League project.

Knocks and niggles do tend to be part and parcel of football; gamers will inevitably miss matches due to the fact that of injuries suffered, with differing degrees of intensity and enforced spells on the sidelines.

There are, at least, 8 less matches in the leading flight season than the gruelling project they had to come through in the Champion last season, but this term will be no less screening on the body.

Still, Albion’s medical group will be hoping that attendees of the club treatment room are kept to a low number – or none at all, where possible.

How are Albion looking as things stand?

Karlan Grant

Injury: Foot

Estimated absence: 5-6 weeks

What was stated: “Granty, prior to he got here, scored plenty of objectives at Huddersfield so we would like him to be back in the group and finding positions to score objectives.

” We want him to start scoring goals on a regular basis, as well as the other front players.

It’s a huge increase to have got him back as rapidly as we have after a slight fracture, so his recovery process is one that has gone actually quick and he’s one we’re really grateful to have back in the squad.”

Possible return date: Man City (h) – Tuesday 26 January

Conor Townsend

Injury: Knee

Estimated lack: At the time of his injury, it was most likely to be between four and 6 weeks, from December 1

What was said: “Conor is back in training, in addition to Sam Field. They’re both back in training, however it’ll take a little bit of time for them to catch up.

” Sadly the disruption in our training program is a very difficult one, not just for the players playing regularly but for the players injured.

” It’s not simply the Covid circumstance, however also with the weather condition at the minute.”

Prospective return date: It ‘d be perfect if Townsend could be offered for Fulham (h) – January 30 – however that now appears not likely and February would appear a more reasonable target

Grady Diangana

Injury: Hamstring

Estimated absence: Diangana didn’t feature at previous club West Ham last Tuesday having actually missed out on the Wolves win. He got a hamstring injury early into training the day prior to the derby.

What was stated: “Most likely later this week he’ll be back in training. He’s had a little difficulty with his hamstring sadly, so ideally he’ll be back by the end of this week.”

Prospective return date: Diangana could be back in contention for the Fulham video game at a push, however more realistically Allardyce will intend to have him for Sheffield United away on Tuesday February 2.

Matt Phillips

Injury/illness: Covid

Approximated lack: Phillips, like Johnstone, missed both Blackpool and Wolves and wasn’t able to attend training at any point in the week after falling ill with Covid – now he’s back.

What was stated: “I’m glad to say we have Matt Phillips back,” said Allardyce. “That enhances our squad.

” It likewise provides us better opportunities to make replacements and it gives us experience.”

Prospective return date: Guy City (h) – Tuesday January 26