West Brom have been dealt a major blow in their efforts to fight against relegation, as one of the crucial members of the squad – Zoltan Gera – has been ruled out for an indefinite period.
West Brom manager Roy Hodgson confirmed on the website that Zoltan Gera has indeed suffered a knee injury that will keep him out for a significant portion of the season. He also refused to comment whether Gera will be returning back in time before the season concludes.
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WBA manager Roy Hodgson was horrified by the strength of the tackle on striker Shane Long in the midlands derby, which could see the Baggies without their main striker for almost 6 weeks.
In the heat of the battle Villa defender Alan Hutton crucnhed into Long. Whilst the crowd gasped at the force of the challenge, Hutton got away with the tackle scot free.
“It will be very interesting to see what the experts think but I thought it was an appalling tackle,” Hodgson said after the match.
“Shane’s lucky not to have two broken legs. He has a serious knee injury I would think.”
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