West Brom forward Callum Robinson was a notable absence on Sunday as the Republic of Ireland welcomed Wales.
The Irish squad has suffered from an outbreak of COVID-19 this week after the trip to Slovakia which saw them lose on penalties.
Sky Sports reported that one player had tested positive, with four others being stood down from the clash at the Aviva Stadium.
It was suggested that Robinson was one of those players stood down alongside others that are in the Premier League too.
John Egan of Sheffield United was another, but there is no word as of yet on whether or not those players will need to quarantine for the next fortnight.
If they did have to isolate, Robinson would be forced out of the game against Burnley at the Hawthorns next weekend.
It would be hard to guess who would replace the forward, and as it stands it would likely be Charlie Austin, despite his exit being sanctioned if someone comes forward.
This news only exaggerates the fact that the Albion are crying out for another striker before 5 pm on Friday evening.
Karlan Grant continues to be linked with a move to the Hawthorns, and this news could see him earn his immediate debut against Burnley if a move materialises.
Many West Brom fans have reacted to the absence of Robinson on Sunday, with the majority predicting big issues in the next fortnight.
West Brom News have picked out some of the reactions below…
Robinson having to isolate suddenly makes it even more necessary we get a striker or two in #wba
— Rachel Catherine (@x_RachelC) October 11, 2020
— Kieran Byng (@ISaveDolphins) October 11, 2020
Robinson not in the Ireland squad for today, really hope he’s not isolating 🙏🏻 #wba
— max (@max_bevin) October 11, 2020
Big ken masterclass incoming
— Matt TUNNADINE (@MTunnadine) October 11, 2020
Dire straits mate desperately need Karlan in that set up ASAP
— Harvey (@HarveyTWBA) October 11, 2020
Robinson is one of them. Big issues now
— Brett Osborne (@WBABrett) October 11, 2020
Is robinson one of the 5 players who might have covid? If so then we have to start big charlie austin and have zohore on the bench 😭😭 #wba
— Charlie (@Charl_WBA) October 11, 2020
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