The keen-eyed amongst you may have noticed that Boaz Myhill enjoyed a rare start betwixt the sticks for West Brom in Monday night’s 1-1 draw against Leicester, his first appearance since April of 2016.
This was because the Baggies’ first-choice goalkeeper, one Ben Foster, managed to succumb to injury the weekend before the match while mucking around in his own back garden.
Indeed, as explained by Tony Pulis after the aforementioned match, Foster felt a “tweak” in his knee while playing with his young son in the back yard and, because the ‘keeper has suffered a serious cruciate ligament injury in the fairly recent past (2015), West Brom’s medical staff decided to err on the side of caution as far as the Leicester game was concerned.
Speaking to reporters after the final whistle, Pulis revealed thus:
There was no way in a million years we were going to take the risk with him tonight.
He was playing with his son in the back garden and he just tweaked his knee and because he’s had the cruciate we are a little bit concerned.
Pulis also admitted that Foster’s tweak, which has reportedly brought on an excess of fluid around the joint, is “an enormous worry” and that the club are currently waiting on the result of a scan to determine just how long they’re going to be without him for.
We mean, it’s no ‘infected pimple caused by razor rash‘ but it’s certainly up their in the ‘oddest injury of the season’ stakes so far.