West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster out four weeks with knee injury

Tuesday March 17th, 2015

West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster will miss at least the next four weeks with a knee injury, the club announced.

Foster was injured in the 56th minute of West Brom's 1-0 Premier League win over Stoke City on Saturday and was replaced by Boaz Myhill.

The club said that Myhill will start in Foster's absence, with Jack Rose being promoted to backup.

Foster will likely miss league games against Manchester City (Saturday), Queens Park Rangers (April 4) and Leicester (April 11).

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Foster is also set to miss England's European Championship qualifying match against Lithuania on March 27 and a March 31 friendly against Italy.

"It's rotten news for Ben because he's been so consistent. He kept seven clean sheets in 10 games but we have a very able man to step forward in Boaz, who has performed well when he's come into the team,” West Brom manager Tony Pulis said. "We've got the international break coming up which I hope will give our medical team the chance to work on Ben's rehab and we will reassess later."

Foster has tallied 75 saves and 11 clean sheets in 28 Premier League games this season.

West Brom (8-9-12) is 13th in the Premier League with 33 points.

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