West Brom skipper Chris Brunt has revealed his frustration at being sidelined for the first elongated spell of his career after undergoing ankle surgery.

The Northern Ireland midfielder suffered a fractured ankle when falling awkwardly during the home New Year's Day clash with Everton.

The 27-year-old will be out of action for eight to 10 weeks and told Albion's official website: "I've been lucky in my career in not having many injury issues in the past. This is probably the first real one for me."

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