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James Morrison | Midfielder | #7

Team: West Bromwich Albion
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/25/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 165

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James Morrison has been missing in recent weeks with an Achilles issue and while he's close he won't be ready for the trip tok Spurs
One wonders if West Brom's attacking plasyers like Morrison will get more of a chance with new management in place. It won't happen in Week 13 with Morrison and Nacer Chadli both still out but all should be aware that playing time assumptions will have to be reevaluated at the Hawthorns going forward. Fri, Nov 24, 2017 11:49:00 AM

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James Morrison has been ruled out for around 4-6 weeks after going under the knife to remedy a persistent Achilles problem.

Following his recovery from a knee ligament injury in the summer, Morrison has struggled due to an ongoing Achilles issue which has limited the midfielder to only two league starts this term. Prior to the international break, Tony Pulis was optimistic that the Baggies stalwart could return in November, however, Director of Performance Mark Gillett confirmed that despite making "some progress" in recent weeks, the club felt "the time was right to get him ready for the [busy] Christmas period." Morrison travelled to Portugal and the procedure was carried out successfully by a Dutch surgeon last Thursday. The initial results look positive and Morrison "will now be working hard to ensure he is back to full fitness" in hope of being ready for the visit of Everton on Boxing Day.
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 08:23:00 AM

James Morrison looks set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after tests confirm he damaged medial knee ligaments at Hampden Park Saturday.

The West Bromwich Albion midfielder managed to see out the first half of the World Cup qualifier against England after picking up the injury during the opening minutes of the 2-2 draw. Morrison was on the receiving end of a Kyle Walker tackle, and played through the pain-barrier, before Gordon Strachan introduced James McArthur at the break. Tony Pulis is already in the market for midfielder having lost captain Darren Fletcher to Stoke City, and the Baggies boss will be hoping Morrison can recover in time for the start of pre-season which begins in July. West Brom have been linked with Tom Huddlestone, from relegated club Hull City in recent weeks, and this latest setback may prompt Pulis to step up his search to bolster his options going into 2017/18.
Mon, Jun 12, 2017 12:59:00 PM

James Morrison will miss West Bromwich Albion's Week 29 match against Arsenal with an ankle knock.

Morrison's injury is not a serious one but, when combined with Matt Phillips' continued absence will hurt Albion's chances against Arsenal in Week 29. Morrison should return for Week 30.
Fri, Mar 17, 2017 06:26:00 PM

James Morrison scored early and Tony Pulis' current side made it stand up against his former side as West Brom beat Stoke City 1-0 at the Hawthorns.

This was a textbook Tony Pulis victory. West Brom conceded the majority of the possession (they had only 38%) but they were opportunistic early and converted their first chance. They also managed to limit the opportunities that Stoke City had despite their possession advantage. The Potters only managed two shots on Ben Foster's goal and he handled both with little trouble. The win sees Albion remain comfortably in 8th position in the table heading into Week 25.
Sat, Feb 4, 2017 12:18:00 PM

James Morrison scored a long distance shot early against Middlesbrough but all Albion could do was hold on for a draw at the Riverside.

West Brom were the better side early and James Morrison's long distance strike underscored that early dominance. As is their style, the Baggies conceded possession to the opposition but they did finish with the advantage in shots and shots on target. They couldn't make the goal hold up as Gareth McAuley fouled Alvaro Negredo in the box and the Spaniard converted the penalty and the rest of the match went scoreless leaving both sides to share the points.
Tue, Jan 31, 2017 04:54:00 PM

James Morrison is in a tug-of-war with Nacer Chadli for a starting role and could concede a valuable opportunity due to a bout with the flu.

Morrison has played will in spurts since returning from a serious hamstring injury but was rotated out in favor of Chadli for Week 17 and could lose out on another start through illness on Boxing Day at the Emirates. Morrison is a slightly above-average fantasy starter when healthy but if the presence of his illness means that counting on him is a huge risk for this weekend. The presence of Chadli means counting on him in general is a pretty big risk.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 03:08:00 PM

James Morrison has apparently suffered an unspecified knock and faces a late fitness test ahead of Albion's Sunday trip to Stamford Bridge.

Tony Pulis is rapidly becoming the Bill Belichick of the Premier League. More frequently than any other manager he refers only vaguely to injuries to specific players or, even more frustratingly, vague injuries to unnamed players. This makes anticipating a likely starting line-up difficult. If Morrison doesn't go then Nacer Chadli will almost certainly rejoin the starting line-up against the Blues. Either are fringe starters given the roll Chelsea have been on recently.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 12:39:00 PM

Tell me if you've heard this before, James Morrison might be ready to return from his hamstring injury for Week 7 at Sunderland.

Morrison's return from a serious hamstring injury suffered at the start of 2016 has lingered long enough that you'd think he played for Arsenal. After a couple false starts there is again news that he could be ready to go as Albion journey to the Stadium of Light to face bottom-of-the-table Sunderland. You wouldn't blame Tony Pulis for continuing to be cautious with an international breaking coming up but presumably he's eager to have his creative midfielder back too. Exercise caution in including Morrison for fantasy purposes as we've been fooled before by "he might be ready" headlines.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 11:38:00 AM

James Morrison continues to struggle to regain full health after a serious hamstring injury cut short his 2015-16 season.

Morrison returned for Albion against lower-league Northampton Town between Week 3 and Week 4 in the Premier League but he wasn't able to rebound and play in Week 4. During his press conference leading up to Albion's Week 5 match-up with West Ham United, Tony Pulis indicated that Morrison was progressing but would not likely be ready for this weekend.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 10:55:00 AM

James Morrison finally played a full 90 minutes in Albion's midweek visit to Northampton and is in contention to start again in the Premier League in Week 3.

The visit of Middlesbrough combined with transfer activity and some strong performances from Albion youth have Tony Pulis' starting eleven for this weekend a bit of a mystery. James Morrison played the full 90 in midweek signaling his long-awaited return from a hamstring injury last season. Sam Field was dubbed "the best player on the pitch" in midweek and could earn playing time as could new arrival Brendon Galloway who can play center back or left back.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 05:14:00 PM

West Bromwich Albion confirmed midfielder James Morrison has signed a new contract to remain at the club this summer.

Reports claimed Sunderland and Middlesbrough, Morrison's former club before arriving at West Brom in 2007, were chasing the 30-year-old, whose contract was set to expire in a few days. But the Baggies secured Morrison for two more years through the summer of 2019 with a club option for a third year. Last season, Morrison made 18 Premier League appearances, recording three goals and three assists, before suffering a knee injury that kept him out for the final three months of the season.
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 06:52:00 AM

Sunderland and newly-promoted Middlesbrough are fighting for the chance to land West Brom midfielder James Morrison this summer.

The Scottish international is out of contract this summer and available on a free transfer, although West Brom has offered him a new contract after signing Jonas Olsson and Gareth McAuley to new deals. However, now that they are back in the Premier League, Middlesbrough is the favorite to sign the 29-year-old after he spent four years in the Teesiders first team after coming up through the club's academy. Morrison recorded three goals and three assists in 18 Premier League appearances before suffering a knee injury that kept him out for four months.
Source: Mirror
Tue, May 24, 2016 04:16:00 PM

James Morrison is hoping to play some part in the season run-in after spending most of the calendar year side-lined following a hamstring injury.

The 29-year-old was forced off during the opening exchanges at Stamford Bridge back in January and hasn’t kicked a ball competitively since. But after undergoing surgery to correct a tendon problem, Morrison is closing in on a return to action and pushing to be involved at Bournemouth or on the final day against Liverpool. "It’s been a really frustrating spell for me because I didn’t imagine it would take this long to get back," Morrison said speaking to the club website. "But I was desperate to play I had a little setback early on. So I’ve taken things very carefully since then to make sure I was 100 per cent recovered." Morrison came through 45-minutes of a behind-closed-doors friendly unscathed last Tuesday and hopes to complete the final phase of his recovery with a return to the first team.
Wed, May 4, 2016 04:13:00 AM

If today's team news is to be believed, James Morrison will miss both matches in Week 34 and then the Baggies subsequent match before returning for the final three matches of the season.

It has been an Aaron Ramsey-esque hamstring issue that has caused James Morrison to miss nearly the entire second half of the Baggies' season. He missed his first match with the complaint in mid-January and it looks like he won't be back until late-April or early May. Despite the absence of a player who was having something of a break-out season at age 29, the Baggies look like they'll survive comfortably and return for another season of Premier League football.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Apr 15, 2016 10:57:00 AM