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West Brom attacker Jeremy Sarmiento, who is on loan from Brighton, is expected to miss their next league game, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.
The Baggies play host to Plymouth Argyle on Saturday (21 October) and then welcome QPR at the Hawthorns.
The injury expert sees him missing the next game but believes he could be in contention for the clash against the London outfit.
Speaking exclusively with West Brom News about Sarmiento’s injury, Brar, a specialist in Physical Therapy and Sports Scientist, said:
“He felt something in the quadriceps muscles after his first start – which sounds like soreness based on the reports – but then continued to feel pain after a limited-minute cameo.
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“After that, he had scans – likely some level of tear – that will require a period of rest.
“Once the injury has healed sufficiently, the physios will begin to ramp him up again.
“He’ll miss the next one but may fight to return before the end of the month for games after this one.”
Sarmiento felt the effects after his first start against Millwall and damaged his quadriceps in the bargain.
Carlos Corberan put the injury down to his lack of match sharpness as he hasn’t played too much in recent seasons.
Initially, it seemed like normal fatigue from the game, but it’s understood to be more serious than that.
It’s fair to rule him out for the Plymouth game but Corberan will be hoping he’ll be available for the majority of the games until the next international break.