According to reports in the English media, West Bromwich Albion midfielder Gareth Barry is set to miss the remainder of the campaign through injury.
Former English international Barry has been on the books of the Baggies since last summer, when he joined the club from fellow Premier League outfit Everton for an undisclosed fee.
And the 37-year-old has proved himself still capable of pulling his weight at the top level since arriving at the Hawthorns, with Barry having managed 25 league outings (22 starts) to this point in the campaign, amid an increasingly-hopeless looking relegation fight for the Baggies.
And, as per a growing number of reports in England this afternoon, West Brom’s fight to maintain their place in the Premier League looks set to become an even more difficult one over the coming weeks, with Barry requiring surgery on a knee problem.
Though Sky Sports and more claim that the operation will be a ‘minor’ one, Barry is nevertheless expected to miss the remainder of the season.
West Brom currently sit rock bottom of the Premier League table with just 20 points from 32 fixtures, sitting a full 10 points adrift of Crystal Palace in 17th.