West Bromwich Albion manager, Carlos Corberan, delivered unfortunate news regarding Nigerian forward Josh Maja, revealing that he is facing another setback. Maja, who had recently returned from an ankle injury sustained against Bristol City, had to be substituted off during their 2-1 loss to Sunderland due to another ankle ligament injury.
Corberan confirmed the severity of the situation, stating that Maja is likely to miss games for the next four months. The potential need for surgery on his ankle ligament is being considered, pending a second opinion sought by the medical team.
“In the tackle against Sunderland, they injured all the ligaments in his ankle. It depends, and the doctors still need to ask for a second opinion to see if there is any ligament to fix without surgery,” Corberan explained, as quoted by the Club’s official website.
Maja, acquired from Gironde Bordeaux in the summer transfer window, has managed only one goal post-injury, raising concerns about his impact on West Brom's performance. This extended absence due to injury poses a potential setback for West Brom's aspirations in the English Premier League, as Maja could miss crucial matches crucial to their campaign.