Coach Roy Hodgson said on Tuesday that West Bromwich striker Peter Odemwingie doesn’t need a surgery after injuring his ankle.
According to Hodgson, Odemwingie, who has just returned from international duty with Nigeria, is likely to be included in the team’s squad for Saturday’s game against Wolves in the Premier League.
"There is no question of an operation for Peter,’’Hodgson told West Bromwich’s official website on Tuesday.
The 30-year-old striker put in a poor performance in Nigeria’s 2-2 draw against Guinea in the 2012 African qualifiers which saw the Super Eagles miss out on a place in next year’s finals in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.
Reports said that the player had suffered the injury before the game.
"The doctor, Mark Gillett, has a very good relationship with him and whenever Peter has a poor game he looks to his ankle,’’ The Baggies coach added.
"Peter was as fit as a butcher's dog when he left here to go to Nigeria.
"I can't say what happened in the Nigeria game but after our game against Sunderland, and in the games leading up to it, there was no suggestion whatsoever that he had any injury problems and as a result he went off to play for Nigeria 100 per cent fit.
"I don't know if anything happened in the Nigeria game, but we don't have any information to that effect,” he concluded.