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Reid out for the season

The West Brom star has injured ankle ligaments and is expected to be out for three months

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STEVEN REID WILL miss the rest of the season after scans confirmed the right-back injured left-ankle ligaments against Chelsea last Saturday, his club have confirmed.

The former Ireland international’s career has been revived since he moved to West Brom, where he had finally managed a long run in the side after an injury-addled spell at Blackburn Rovers.

Reid saw a specialist in Holland yesterday and will undergo surgery next week, with the club confirming they expect to see the midfielder-turned-defender back to full fitness for the beginning of next season.

Head coach Roy Hodgson said: “It’s a major blow to lose Steven.

“He’s done so well at the club since I came here just over a year ago.

“He’s been outstanding. It’s not the same injury he suffered at Newcastle.

“It’s the same ankle but this time it’s an internal ligament rather than an external ligament.”

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