- Daniel Sturridge receives update on injury
- On-loan West Brom striker was substituted early in recent defeat to Chelsea
- Englishman expected to miss two games for the Baggies
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Daniel Sturridge has been hit with an untimely injury setback early on in his loan spell with West Brom.
The Liverpool loanee was substituted after three minutes in the Baggies’ recent 3-0 league defeat to Chelsea after pulling up during a sprint.
His subsequent stroll off the pitch marked a frustratingly familiar sight for a man hampered by injuries over the past few years.
West Brom manager Alan Pardew has confirmed Sturridge is likely to spend a short period out of action.
“Daniel Sturridge isn’t available. He has a hamstring injury,” he said in his press conference, as reported by Liverpoolfc.com.
“We don’t think it’s a very serious one but it’s probably serious enough to keep him out of the next two games. Then we’ll have to see where he is.”
Sturridge has been rocked with a torrent of injuries since his stunning 2013/2014 campaign, in which he scored 24 goals in all competitions as the Reds finished second in the Premier League.
The Englishman has since mustered just 28 goals in three-and-a-half seasons – three of which have arrived this term.
Regular stints on the sidelines have restricted Sturridge in his efforts to vie for a place in Jurgen Klopp’s starting lineup, with Roberto Firmino proving difficult to dislodge as Liverpool’s first choice central striker.
Though Sturridge is no longer plying his trade on Merseyside, Reds will undoubtedly be keen to see him succeed at the Hawthorns and earn a fair chance to fight for a place in Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad.