Roy Hodgson reveals fears of Graham Dorrans injury

15 March 2011 11:17
In the Baggies: Graham Dorrans is set to miss a chunk of the rest of the season[LNB]West Brom boss Roy Hodgson fears midfielder Graham Dorrans' ankle injury could be worse than first thought.[LNB]The Scotland international picked up the problem in training on March 4 and had been pencilled in for a return to action against Liverpool on April 2.[LNB]Hodgson is still hoping that will be possible but is concerned the injury is not healing as fast as expected.[LNB]The Baggies boss the club's official website: 'It's far too early to say how bad Dorrans is. It would be wrong to fear-monger.[LNB]'Ithought his ankle looked okay before I went away, the swelling had gonedown, but obviously that was me being too optimistic because he is still having problems.[LNB]'We are concerned as he still hasn't been able to put any weight on it. We were thinking Liverpool at the earliest and we are still thinkingthat.[LNB] 'Our medical people will keep an eye on him and if there is no improvement later this week we will scan it again.'[LNB]Fellow midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu is also struggling with a muscle injury and is a doubt for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Arsenal.[LNB]Mulumbu had only just recovered from a hamstring problem when he picked up a second injury in West Brom's 3-1 win over Birmingham 10 days ago.[LNB]Hodgson added: 'He has suffered two muscle injuries, one after the other. We have concerns about him but hope he will train later this week and be fit to play against Arsenal.'[LNB] Hodgson confirms coaches Appleton and Downing will stay at West BromBirmingham 1 West Brom 3: Fizz goes flat at St Andrew's for beaten McLeishAs Kolo Toure faces a ban for failing a drugs test, Sportsmail looks back at football's most high-profile drug-related suspensionsAll the latest West Bromwich Albion news, features and opinion[LNB]  Explore more:People: Roy Hodgson Places: Birmingham, Liverpool, Scotland

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