DANIEL STURRIDGE’S World Cup dream is still alive after the striker was ruled out for just two weeks with a hamstring injury.
The West Brom ace, 28, was forced off the representation just a few minutes into Monday’s 3-0 better by Chelsea.
Sturridge assimilated the Baggies on a six-month loan understanding from Liverpool last month in hunt of first-team football and, ultimately, a mark in England’s patrol for this summer’s World Cup.
But there were fears that Sturridge could be confronting a extensive spell on the sidelines after he pulled up early at Stamford Bridge.
However, West Brom fans can breathe a whine of service after boss Alan Pardew suggested Sturridge should be back by the finish of February.
He said: “We need him up and using as it’s goals we’ve struggled with.
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“He felt his hamstring after a 60 metre scurry in the first moments of the game.
“We’ll have to helper him. He won’t play next week but hopefully the week after.”
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The vigour for goals at the Hawthorns will now tumble only on Salomon Rondon’s shoulders again.
The Baggies have scored the second-least volume of goals this deteriorate and lay rock-bottom of the league, 5 points off 19th-place Stoke.