England man out with broken foot.
West Bromwich Albion and England goalkeeper Ben Foster faces three months out on the sidelines after suffering a broken foot sustained during the weekend’s encounter with Everton, the Mirror reports.
He limped out during the 77th minute of the goalless draw with the Toffees and will have surgery over the next few days after scans confirmed the worst.
Albion manager Steve Clarke told the club’s official website; “There’s no hiding the fact this is disappointing news as Ben is a key player for us. He was excellent on Saturday before his injury forced him off.”
Foster, who is the national team’s second choice goalkeeper, will now miss the side’s two upcoming World Cup qualifiers with Moldova and Ukraine this month, leaving Norwich’s John Ruddy and Celtic’s Fraser Forster to deputise.
Wales international Boaz Myhill, who only returned to full training this week after a wrist injury, is likely to step in for Foster, whilst youngster Luke Daniels is also waiting in the wings if needed.
Clarke added: “I’ve got two other very good goalkeepers to choose from.
“Boaz did well when he deputised for Ben last season and Luke showed on Saturday he is a more than capable goalkeeper.”