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West Brom defender Cedric Kipre received a major boost as he faced weeks out with a knee injury, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.
The injury expert claims that the club were expecting the worst initially, but then scans showed that it wasn’t as serious.
The 26-year-old then was named in Carlos Corberan’s XI for the game against Coventry City on 30 October, which the Baggies won 2-0.
Speaking exclusively with West Brom News about Kipre’s injury, Brar, a specialist in Physical Therapy and Sports Scientist, said:
“Based on the initial comments of there being no overt injury and potentially just some irritation, the worst case was some swelling in the joint due to irritation from knee cartilage which would’ve seen him miss a few weeks.
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“The physios would’ve dampened down that pain response and then built up his activity level to see how he responded.
“If I’m not mistaken, a report came out before Corberan’s comments when the team feared it could be a serious injury but he’s returned to the XI in the recent game and seems to be fit now.“
Kipre has been a mainstay for Corberan this season as he’s started 13 of their 14 league games.
He’s even managed to find the back of the net – a rare feat for him – which was achieved in the 4-2 win against Middlesbrough in August.
If all goes as per plan, he will be in the starting eleven for the Baggies when they play host to Hull City on 4 November.