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.”