Chris Brunt has been dealt a nightmare blow after it was confirmed his knee injury will keep him out of Euro 2016, with The BBC reporting he will be out for six months.
Despite the Irish Sun last night reporting Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill he can still play a non-playing role with the squad this summer, the injury is a cruel blow for the versatile star.
Brunt sustained the injury last weekend against Crystal Palace in a 3-2 win and was stretchered off, missing the midweek draw against Leicester City.
He will miss Northern Ireland's first major tournament since 1982, for which he played his role in helping them qualify.
Brunt had been featuring for the Baggies at left-back and leaves them with a hole to fill at the position between now and the end of the season.
Last month the former Sheffield Wednesday star was involved in an altercation with a fan after the club's FA Cup exit to Reading, where Brunt was left enraged after a coin hit him.
Yesterday supporters showed their admiration for the 31-year-old, expressing their disappointment on social media on his behalf.
Here is a look at what fans had to say...
There's only one Chris Brunt modern Albion hero and a rarity in the modern game. All the best brunty hope to see you back soon.— Nick (@Nickwba17) March 3, 2016