Slaven Bilic has confirmed that West Brom forward Hal Robson-Kanu will be missing for four to five weeks.

The Welsh striker broke his arm in the 2-0 defeat against Southampton just before the international break.

As a result of that injury, Robson-Kanu was forced to drop out of the recent games against England, Ireland and Bulgaria.

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Bilic confirmed the news in his pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon, with Callum Robinson also a doubt for the Burnley clash.

Express and Star journalist Joseph Masi shared the news on his personal Twitter account, meaning Karlan Grant could feature in that game.

“Slaven Bilic confirmed in his press conf earlier he expects Hal Robson-Kanu to be out for between four and five weeks with his broken arm,” he wrote.

Bilic will have major squad depth issues if both Robinson and Robson-Kanu are out against Burnley, and it leaves him with no choice but to start Grant.

That isn’t a bad thing, but surely he would have liked the former Huddersfield man to have more training before being thrown into his new side.

Robson-Kanu offers something different to the direct duo of Robinson and Grant, who both offer great pace and directness.

The Welshman is stronger both in and out of possession and can cause great problems in the final third with his tenacity.

He is a great option to bring off the bench should the Albion be leading a game, and they won’t have that option for the next month or more.

In other West Brom news, Sky Sports details how WBA sanctioned £15m deal for Grant

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