Mowbray handed injury boost
West Brom have been handed an injury boost about the extent of James Morrison's knee problem.
By Peter Fraser
Last Updated: 14/11/07 12:22pm
West Brom manager Tony Mowbray has been handed an injury boost after it was revealed that James Morrison's knee problem may not be as serious as initially feared.
The winger sustained the injury during Monday's 4-0 Championship victory over Coventry at the Ricoh Arena.
It was feared Morrison had damaged his cruciate knee ligaments, but an initial medical examination has suggested the 21-year-old has only suffered a medial ligament problem.
Morrison underwent a scan on Tuesday to confirm the extent of the damage and West Brom are due to find out the results on Wednesday.
A cruciate injury would result in a six-month spell on the sidelines for Morrison, but medial damage is more likely to lead to a reduced six-week rehabilitation period.
Mowbray is understandably keen that Morrison's scan reveals a less serious injury.
"James underwent his scan," Mowbray told the Birmingham Mail.
"The specialist will be revealing it later on Wednesday, but the radiographer's initial prognosis is that James has suffered medial ligament damage.
"We are looking at a time scale as we suggested on Monday, which is a month to six weeks."
Meanwhile, Martin Albrechtsen has successfully undergone surgery on his knee injury and it is expected the defender will be back in action within four to six weeks.