Luckless Wolves keeper Wayne Hennessey was today backed to return from a second serious injury just like Albion No.1 Ben Foster.
Like Foster, Hennessey has suffered a second cruciate knee ligament injury this week.
The Baggies and former Manchester United and England shotstopper made a full recovery from a second rupture during his time on loan at Watford.
And former Wolves keeper Matt Murray – no stranger to serious injury himself after being forced to retire – insisted the Wales international will be as good as ever.
“He’s not injury-prone and I know loads of lads who have come through two cruciate ligament injuries and gone on to have great careers,” he said.
“Andy Lonergan and Ben Foster have both done it twice and look how many games they’ve played, so you can still have a fantastic career.
“Ben did his for the second time at Watford, so Wayne will come back just as good, if not better.
“Wayne’s mental approach was phenomenal – he came in all through the summer so he could come back as quickly as he could.
“But that’s what will hurt because he did everything right.”
Wolves goalkeeping coach Pat Mountain revealed the injury happened after a movement Hennessey has done “hundreds” of times during his rehabilitation.
“It was so innocuous,” said Mountain. “He was moving from right to left and just pushing off to make a save – something he’s done hundreds of times since he came back. He just felt something wasn’t right with the knee.”