West Brom manager Carlos Corberan has revealed Josh Maja will be out of action for four months.
It’s another setback for the Nigerian, who recently returned to action after picking up an ankle injury earlier in the season.
Maja sustained the latest ankle injury in Albion’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Sunderland.
The forward was on the receiving end of a poor tackle from Dan Ballard and was replaced after the break.
Corberán revealed the 24-year-old is likely to undergo surgery and will not be available until the latter stages of the campaign.
“In the tackle against Sunderland, they injured all the ligaments in his ankle; it depends and the doctors still need to ask for a second opinion to see if there is any ligament to fix without surgery,” Corberán told the club’s official website.
“Normally, he will need surgery and be out of the team for the next four months. It’s the worst news we can give.”
Maja scored once in nine league appearances for the Baggies this season.