Callum Robinson was a notable absentee from West Bromwich Albion’s matchday squad in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Wigan Athletic, but Steve Bruce confirmed the 27-year-old had picked up a hamstring injury. He said Robinson suffered a knock in training that required a scan, but it’s not believed to be too serious.
Bruce told the Express and Star: “He’s got a bit of a knock, a bit of a hamstring, he had a scan today. We don’t think it’s too serious, at all, but unfortunately we’ve picked up an injury. We’ll see how it is before the weekend but it’s not great.” The injury may keep him out of Friday’s meeting with Burnley, however, so it’s another setback in a nightmare of a campaign.
Robinson was West Brom’s second-highest scorer and top assist-maker last season, but he’s seemingly surplus to requirements now. Bruce has preferred Grady Diangana and Jed Wallace on the flanks while Daryl Dike and Karlan Grant are preferred up front, so his future is up in the air as the end of the transfer window looms.
The 27-year-old has made six appearances across the board this season, notching one assist, but he’s amassed only 235 minutes of playing time. Matt Phillips has played more than Robinson, so he’s as low down the pecking order as Adam Reach. Whether he’s content with that role remains to be seen.