Reid facing month on sidelines

The 30-year-old required surgery “to repair wear and tear” and the
operation is not related to the ankle injury sustained by the
player against Newcastle on Wednesday. Baggies boss Roy Hodgson
will also assess the fitness of James Morrison and Youssouf Mulumbu
ahead of the Boxing Day clash with Manchester City. A statement on
the club’s official website read: “Steven Reid will be sidelined
for around a month after undergoing a successful knee operation
yesterday. “The right-back required the surgery to repair wear and
tear that had built up over the past couple of months. He was
forced off in the seventh minute at Newcastle on Wednesday after
twisting his left ankle and it is hoped that this injury will also
heal during his rehab from his left-knee operation.”