West Brom forward Nacer Chadli has been ruled out for a further two months after suffering a reoccurrence of a hip injury.
The 28-year old Belgian limped off in the 3-1 defeat at Stoke last weekend, and he is unlikely to return before March. On Chadli’s injury, Pardew said;
Nacer looks like his injury is as bad as it was originally. Coming out of the Stoke game that was probably as big a blow as the defeat.
Chadli has made just three league appearances this season having struggled with injury issues.
Just last week Alan Pardew said he would wait for Chadli (as well as Matty Phillips) to return before fully assessing his squad ahead of the January window. Now, the plans will have to change, with the winter window due to open next week.
Albion are currently second bottom of the Premier League and winless in 18 games. Their next game sees them host Arsenal at the Hawthorns.