West Brom manager Slaven Bilic has confirmed that Sam Field will miss the next four to five weeks with a knee injury.
The midfielder was not included in the squad that drew 0-0 with Burnley on Monday night and Bilic has now explained his absence.
Athletic journalist Steve Madeley tweeted that Bilic confirmed the injury news in his pre-game press conference ahead of Monday’s game against Brighton.
Slaven Bilic press conference ahead of Monday's game at Brighton has finished. Sam Field is out for 4-5 weeks with a twisted knee and Bilic acknowledged interest from Saudi Arabia in Ahmed Hegazi but said the defender is staying. #WBA
— Steve Madeley (@SteveMadeley78) October 22, 2020
Field was most recently used in West Brom’s 2-0 loss away at Southampton. The 22-year-old was brought on at half time in a defensive change to help cover the Baggies defence.
He is yet to start in the Premier League this season but Field provides a different midfield option off the bench if Bilic wants to add a more defensive aspect to his side.
However, he played every minute of Albion’s short run in the Carabao Cup as his the Baggies beat Harrogate Town before losing to Brentford on penalties.
West Brom travel to the south coast on Monday night to take on Brighton, as they maintain their search for a first Premier League win of the season.
Albion’s defence will be looking to build on the first clean sheet of the season they registered last Monday against Burnley, but they will have their work cut out against Brighton’s in-form striker Neal Maupay.
Hopefully, the Baggies can win on the road and get that first victory under their belts, even without the availability of Field.
In other West Brom news, a report has detailed how much Albion’s squad is worth compared to their Premier League rivals.