West Brom fans react on Twitter to keeper injury

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West Bromwich Albion have confirmed that Ben Foster could be out for six months or more after damaging cruciate knee ligaments.

News has broken that West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster has had to undergo an operation to fix damaged cruciate ligaments and will be out of first team action for around six months, with the club confirming the news on their official website.

Foster came off 56 minutes into the Baggies' win over Stoke City last weekend and now faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines following this injury.

West Brom have already shown that they have an able backup in Wales international Boaz Myhill, who played well despite the Baggies losing 3-0 to Manchester City on Saturday. The American-born keeper pulled off a string of saves that kept the Citizens down to just three, with the Baggies reduced to 10 men for the vast majority of the match.

The injury also affects the England team, with Fraser Forster succumbing to injury in Southampton's match against Burnley, meaning that Roy Hodgson only has Joe Hart of his senior keepers to call upon for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania and a friendly date with Italy.

Foster has made 30 appearances for the Baggies this season and has been one of the more solid performers in what has been a tough campaign for the Hawthorns-based club.

Baggies fans on Twitter reacted with dismay to Foster's injury and wished the keeper well in his rehabilitation.


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