West Brom has been rocked by the news that goalkeeper Ben Foster will miss the remainder of the season after further tests revealed the England international has torn his anterior cruciate ligament ruling him out for between 6-9 months.
Tony Pulis has confirmed goalkeeper Ben Foster will need a scan to determine the extent of the injury he picked up on Saturday during the narrow win over Stoke at the Hawthorns.
Ben Foster has seen his price dip in recent weeks due to some poor performances, so while West Brom's defending has been sub par as of late, he presents a budget option at the keeper position with a home game against Swansea City this gameweek.
Ben Foster was solid in what history tells us will be the first of many 1-0 victories in 2015.
West Brom earn a 1-0 victory over Leicester off an own goal from Esteban Cambiasso.
Ben Foster returned to training following a minor calf problem and Alan Irvine will have to decide between he and Boaz Myhill for the visit of Crystal Palace.
West Brom have become early relegation candidates after struggling once again and losing 2-0 to Everton.
Ben Foster will apparently recover from the thumb injury he aggravated on England duty and be available to feature for West Brom in Week 4.
The Baggies conceded early and often at the Liberty Stadium as they fell for the first time this season.
Ben Foster kept Southampton out of his net for a rare road clean sheet for Alan Irvine's West Bromwich Albion who got a solid road point.
Champions League winning assistant manager Paul Clement is considering a move back to England to take a managerial role with West Brom mentioned as a possibility.
It's hard to have a good match as a goalkeeper while giving up three goals but Ben Foster achieved that on Saturday.
Ben Foster saved a Nikica Jelavic penalty but couldn't keep out Liam Rosinior on the rebound as Hull City beat West Brom 2-0.
Ben Foster is close to returning from his foot injury and may return in Week 17 against Hull City.