West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster has been ruled out of action for 12 weeks after suffering a stress fracture in a bone in his right foot.
The 30-year-old keeper limped off after just 78 minutes in Saturdays 0-0 draw against Everton.
West Brom boss Steve Clarke told the clubs official website: ‘There’s no hiding the fact this is disappointing news as Ben is a key player for us.’
After recovering from a wrist injury, Boaz Myhill will fill in for the injured keeper.
‘Thanks for well wishes, everything happens for a reason though. So I’ll use this time out wisely.’ tweeted a disappointed Foster.
Steve Clarke explained how Foster’s was forced off after picking up the injury, he said how the goalkeeper ‘felt something pop in his foot and said he was in a lot of pain.’
England manager Roy Hodgson was present at the game as Foster, who currently has six caps for England and started as a substitute against ‘Auld Enemies’ Scotland.
Foster will miss next month’s World Cup double-header which will prove vital for the England side in their bid to qualify for Brazil 2014.
Moldova come to Wembley on September 6 before England fly out to Ukraine four days later.
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