West Bromwich Albion news

Gera relief for West Brom

September 10, 2012
By David Instone

West Bromwich Albion have been given a boost after Hungary allayed fears over an injury to Zoltan Gera.

Zoltan Gera
PA PhotosZoltan Gera wants to be ready for pre-season

Gera, who missed most of last season with a cruciate knee ligament problem, had to be substituted in Hungary's World Cup qualifier with Andorra on Friday after sustaining an Achilles injury.

The Baggies had been anxiously awaiting further news but Gera has now returned to training and is expected to be fit for Tuesday's home game against Netherlands.

"His condition is much better - he was training with the team on Sunday," Hungary's team doctor, Gyorgy Szilagyi, was quoted as saying on origo.hu. "Theoretically, he's ready to play but of course this will be decided by the coach."

Gera will hope to be available for the weekend as West Brom play away at Fulham. The Hungary captain spent three years with the club, playing more than 120 matches, in between his two stints in the Black Country.