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Carlos Corberán | We received 'positive news' regarding Cedric Kipre

Cedric Kipre smiling in training

Carlos Corberán has revealed the club received some very promising news regarding the fitness of Cedric Kipre.

The defender limped off in the final stages of Albion’s 2-0 Sky Bet Championship victory over QPR on Tuesday night, leaving the boss fearful it could be an issue which would keep him out of action for a long period of time.

However, Carlos said the scans of Cedric’s knee have shown no “serious injury”.

Corberán isn’t yet sure whether the Ivorian will be fit for Monday’s clash at Coventry City, but does expect Kipre to be part of the training group next week at the very least.

He said: “We know that we are in one period where the competition in challenging because we are losing some of our players to injury.

“Fortunately, the injury that Cedric Kipre suffered in the last game on Tuesday night, which initially looked like a very serious injury, the scans have given us positive news.

“The scans have shown that there hasn’t been any kind of important injury, it’s more about the pain he is suffering.

“The first evaluation looked serious, but the scan has brought us some calm.

“Let’s see. There’s no injury, only pain and irritation. It now depends on how Kipre is feeling in the next few days.

“This is very positive news for us.

“I don’t know if he’ll be ready to play at Coventry, but he’ll be part of the group next week if he doesn’t make the Coventry game.

“Semi Ajayi is still injured, but Conor Townsend is back with the group. He was sick the night we played QPR, but he’s now back.”

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