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West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster awaits injury status; could be out for lengthy period

Digant Tyagi
1.95K   //    25 Aug 2013, 13:55 IST
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Ben Foster suffered a foot injury during West Bromwich Albion’s game at Everton and could miss England’s World Cup Qualifiers

Goalkeeper Ben Foster was substituted off for West Brom after 78 minutes as he “felt something pop” in his foot.

The cause of the injury is yet to be determined but the England international could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines after a fine performance during his side’s goalless draw at Everton.

BBC quoted West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke as saying, “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.

“He said he felt something pop in his foot and said he was in a lot of pain.”

Clarke added, “Until the medics look at it, it’s only conjecture as to what the problem is.”

England boss Roy Hodgson was at Goodison Park and was an onlooker as Ben Foster kept his side in the game as he twice denied Steven Pienaar and Kevin Mirallas and made an excellent double save to deny Ross Barkley and Marouane Fellaini.

Foster could now miss Albion’s clash with Swansea on September 1st and also England’s World Cup qualification matches against Moldova on September 6th and a trip to Ukraine on September 10th. The 30-year-old was on the bench for England’s recent friendly against Scotland.