Foster closes on Albion return

  • Last Updated: December 20 2012, 11:26 GMT

West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster could make his return to action in Saturday's Premier League home clash with Norwich.

Ben Foster: Has missed the last seven games

Ben Foster

1. Ben Foster

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Foster has been sidelined by hernia problems since early November but is back in training after two operations and could reclaim his first-team place from Boaz Myhill, who has deputised for the last seven games, this weekend.

"I played in the Southampton game (on November 5), when we won 2-0, and I couldn't kick with my left foot because every time I kicked the ball there was a nerve getting pressed underneath my hernia, which was quite painful," Foster told the club's website.

"I had to kick with my right foot because I had no pain on my right side.

"I got away with it because I could do all of the goalkeeping stuff fine, but as soon as I tried to kick a ball it was jumping out of your skin time!

"I was never coming off, because it was only kicking with my left foot that I couldn't do.

"I've had groin issues recently but they think all of that was connected to the hernia, so hopefully this will solve all of that. It was really a double-hernia operation.

"I started training properly yesterday so we will see how training goes this week and take it from there. I trained fine yesterday. I felt absolutely fine."


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