Confirmed eight-week exile from West Brom’s star player is a setback to the team

According to the official club website, Josh Maja, the West Brom striker who was injured in the 0-0 draw with Bristol City, will be out for roughly eight weeks.

After a brief period of recuperation, Maja will start his rehabilitation after a strong tackle caused ligament damage to his ankle, according to a statement from the Baggies.

The Nigerian forward’s return to first-team training after the international break in November is predicted by the club’s medical department, providing a more precise time frame for his recuperation.

A huge blow for the Baggies

Desire to play for Carlos Corberan helped West Brom land Josh Maja on  three-year deal | Express & Star

Had it not been for the injury suffered in the final moments against Bristol City, Maja’s cameo performance from the bench would almost certainly have earned him a starting spot in the team to face Watford at Vicarage Road on Wednesday 20 September.

Having arrived in the summer after his Bordeaux contract expired, Maja had been working to get up to full fitness alongside the rest of the squad and was still awaiting his first start for the club having missed the majority of pre-season.

The striker will now have to wait at least another eight weeks to make his debut at The Hawthorns, which will be a devastating blow to both his chances of making the first team and to the club. Maja is the newest player to be added to the list of long-term injuries.

Maja’s attitude and dedication in training have already put him in line for a more constant position in the team, according to Carlos Corberan, who recently expressed how impressed he has been with Maja since his arrival.

The club will now be hoping that he can return in due course and carry on performing.



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