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West Brom defender Semi Ajayi faced the possibility of being out for three months if his injury was more severe, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.
The injury expert reacts to his situation as he was ruled out previously with ankle ligament damage.
However, ahead of the Hull City clash on 5 November, Carlos Corberan revealed that he had trained with the group on Thursday, 2 November, and was fine through it.
Speaking exclusively with West Brom News about Kipre’s injury, Brar, a specialist in Physical Therapy and Sports Scientist, said:
“Now with the manager stating that he’s back in proper training, it wasn’t serious.
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“However, before that, it was really difficult to say without being privy to testing and his symptoms.
“If it was a lateral ankle sprain, the worst case was typically a four to six-week absence, expanding to eight if there’s a fracture involved.
“If it was a high ankle sprain, the worst case was over three months with surgery required to stabilise.“
The 29-year-old has been a mainstay in the Baggies backline this season – making eight league appearances thus far.
He’s even bagged a rare goal and assist so his contribution has been in both boxes for Corberan’s side.
Ajayi also missed a month of action at the end of September, but now appears to be back to full fitness.