Albion hopeful of quick-fire winger return following procedure
ALAN Irvine hopes to have Silvestre Varela back in training next week after the Portugal international underwent a minor groin operation.
The winger, who is on a season-long loan from FC Porto, went under the knife in Germany, following consultation between Albion medics and his parent club.
Baggies head coach Irvine said: "Silvestre has had a minor groin operation in Munich.
"Porto are happy and comfortable with it.
"We hope Silvestre will join us for training some time next week."