Mowbray rues double blow

24 February 2009 12:45
West Bromwich Albion midfielder Filipe Teixeira has suffered an injury setback after finally returning to action, having sustained a broken toe in the 2-0 loss to Fulham. The 28-year-old Portuguese has only been back in action for a couple of months after a lengthy stint on the sidelines with knee ligament damage and could now miss the weekend action against Everton. Baggies boss Tony Mowbray told the club's official website: "Whether Filipe trains on Thursday, we'll have to wait and see. The main injury he's got at the moment is a fractured toe." Meanwhile, Mowbray has also confirmed that recent signing Youssouf Mulumbu will have to wait for his Albion debut due to a thigh injury. He added: "For no apparent reason, he felt a thigh problem in training on Friday. "He pulled up, which was a blow to him and potentially to us, because he might have had a part to play at Fulham. "You've got to be very careful with a thigh injury. Hopefully, it is just a few strained fibres and not a tear, because it was very innocuous. "He's didn't do anything to make it happen, other than the fact he works very hard and continually runs. "Since the day he walked through the door, he hasn't seemed to stop running. It's possibly an intensity injury from working and trying so hard. "Maybe it's just caught up with him a little bit after a week or two."

Source: ESA