- Daniel Sturridge set to be sidelined for a month
- Striker picked up hamstring injury in third minute in West Brom’s recent defeat to Chelsea
- Englishman had only been expected to miss two games
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Daniel Sturridge has been hit with yet another injury setback during his fight to secure a spot in England’s World Cup squad this summer.
The Liverpool striker sealed a loan switch to West From in January with the intentions of rediscovering some rhythm and ultimately producing the form capable of catching Gareth Southgate’s attention.
West Brom’s dire situation at the foot of the Premier League table presented it as an unconventionally opportune experience for the Englishman to assert himself as a star figure and spearhead a revival.
His hopes of doing suffered an early blow as he was substituted after just three minutes of his side’s 3-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge due to a hamstring injury.
Having initially expected to miss the forward for two weeks, West Brom now fear Sturridge could be resigned to a month on the sidelines, reports the Mirror.
At this rate, West Brom may have learned their fate by the time of his return with Alan Pardew’s men even now showing few signs of mounting a late escape from relegation.
It serves as a familiar crushing feeling for Sturridge, who now looks likely to miss next month’s international break in which England will face Holland and Italy in friendlies.
To see a man blessed with such flair and confidence in his own ability hampered by injuries is a crying shame, especially having witnessed his ingenuity first hand during Liverpool’s memorable 2013/2014 season.
Still to this day plenty rightly maintain his potential to have become one of Europe’s most prolific strikers. Game time shouldn’t be the priority objective for a player of that talent.