West Brom manager Alan Pardew has confirmed that Daniel Sturridge will miss the next two games after suffering a hamstring injury in their defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.
The on-loan Liverpool player moved to the Hawthorns on loan until the end of the season in January, but just three minutes into his third appearance for the Baggies he suffered yet another one of his infamous injury blows.
Luckily, the England international does not appear to be sidelined for an extended period of time, with him due to miss games against Southampton and Huddersfield.
Pardew confirmed that he should be back in time to play against Watford in just over two weeks’ time.
As quoted by Express and Star journalist Matt Wilson on his personal Twitter account, the West Brom manager said that Sturridge’s latest blow will “probably keep him out of the next two games.”
Pardew sys Sturridge has a hamstring injury that will "probably keep him out of the next two games."
— Matt Wilson (@mattianwilson) February 16, 2018
The Daily Mail reported in January that Liverpool were ready to sell Sturridge, 28, but his £150,000-a-week wages at Anfield provided a significant obstacle in being able to offload him permanently.
Jurgen Klopp was clearly not a fan of the forward with him playing just 14 times in all competitions this season, starting just five Premier League fixtures.
West Brom take on Southampton on Saturday in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup after knocking out Liverpool in the previous round.
In other Liverpool news, the Reds have agreed personal terms to sign this proven Euro performer ahead of the summer.
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