Speaking after the match, West Brom boss Slaven Bilic provided an update on the injury suffered by Ahmed Hegazi.
In a game that the Baggies slipped to a 1-0 defeat at home to Wigan on Saturday afternoon, Hegazi was forced off just before the end of the first-half with what looked like a muscle problem.
And following the game, Bilic confirmed that there are concerns that the defender has suffered a hamstring injury, but that they are still hopeful it won’t be a serious one.
He said (as quoted by The Birmingham Mail): “Yes, it’s hamstring. It’s disappointing for him. He’s done really well, he worked so hard to get back in the team. Since he came back he was outstanding for us. That energy from the back. Unfortunately he done it. It’s too early to say how bad it is.
“We have to wait for the scan, but it’s definitely not a knock, it’s not cramp. It’s not a couple of days. Hopefully it’s not a big one. Hopefully he’ll be back soon, but we have to wait for the scan.”
Since returning to the West Brom first-team fold, Hegazi has proven his worth as a valuable member of the first-team squad.
Before the clash against Wigan on Saturday, the Egpytian had started and completed the full 90 minutes in the Baggies’ previous two Championship games, with Bilic’s side keeping a clean sheet in both.
As they chase down promotion to the Premier League for next season, any kind of significant injury at this stage is always going to be a blow. And having come in from out of the blue, losing Hegazi for potentially a few weeks is a disruption that Bilic could desperately have done without.