Robbo's Kuszczak relief
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bryan Robson is relieved after scans revealed Tomasz Kuszczak's injury is not serious.
West Bromwich Albion manager Bryan Robson has breathed a sigh of relief after scans revealed Tomasz Kuszczak's injury is not as serious as first feared.
Still smarting from a 6-1 defeat at Fulham on Saturday, Robson initially feared that the Pole had suffered a fractured rib at Craven Cottage.
Kuszczak was substituted on the hour mark but could now be set for an immediate return against Middlesbrough in a fortnight's time with the injury confirmed as nothing more than a bruised collarbone.
"Tomasz's injury is thankfully nothing too serious. He is badly bruised but I would think he should be okay for our next game against Middlesbrough," said Robson.
"The good think about us having a fortnight off is that we should have our injured players back."
Another boost for Robson comes in the return of African Cup of Nations duo Nwankwo Kanu and Diomansy Kamara.
The Baggies have missed the pair during their month-long absence and Robson has been quick to welcome their return.
"Kanu and Diomansy Kamara will also be back in the fold after their African Nations Cup performances so we will be stronger," he added.