According to Albion, Jakub Moder’s recovery from knee surgery remains on track following a second surgery.
But they don’t expect to see him back in action before 2023.
That would rule him out of the World Cup final.
Albion have responded to what they describe as “poorly worded and inaccurate reports” and questioned their treatment and rehabilitation program for the midfielder.
Moder tore his cruciate ligament in the draw against Norwich four months ago, just minutes after coming on as a substitute and days after helping Poland reach Qatar.
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He recently underwent a second operation.
Technical Director David Weir said: “Jakub’s initial diagnosis was a very complex and serious knee injury and we always thought it unrealistic to expect him back before the end of this calendar year.
“The club’s management and medical team have involved Jakub in all decisions regarding his treatment and rehabilitation plans and he recently spent six weeks at home in Poland rehab, so he underwent a second surgical procedure to to alleviate the problem.
“This is a common procedure required when treating such significant knee trauma.
“We really appreciate the desire to be available for the World Cup, but we always knew that the chances of that were always very slim.
“His rehab is still following the timeline we initially envisioned.”
Graham Potter said he would not urge Moder to return to action.
The head coach added: “It’s too early to talk about schedules now.
“We’re just concentrating on getting him fit and right.”
Potter is happy that his team survived the pre-season unscathed.
He added: “I don’t think there are big problems.
“We’ll have to check that but pre-season went well with injuries so touch wood we’ll be fine.”
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