West Bromwich Albion striker Victor Anichebe is a serious doubt for today’s clash against Swansea after suffering a groin problem in the warm up at Burnley.
Anichebe played through the pain at Turf Moor but only lasted 18 minutes before he was replaced by substitute Saido Berahino.
The 26-year-old front man has been a regular starter under Pulis and with Albion’s lack of forward options, his latest injury is far from ideal.
Top scorer Berahino and Brown Ideye whose equaliser on Sunday earned the Baggies a point, are the remaining options in attack to face Gary Monk’s Swans.
“Victor felt his groin in the warm-up against Burnley,” explained Pulis.
“We had to wait until the last minute to make a decision on whether to start him or not.
“We took a chance with him but he was struggling, he couldn’t move so we had to bring Saido on early.”
Injuries have blighted the 26-year-old’s career, and it’s not the first time his groin has caused him problems in his short time at The Hawthorns.
That the former Everton forward could be sidelined again is a blow to Pulis, who failed to sign another striker in the January transfer window after aborted attempts to bring Carlton Cole and Shola Ameobi to The Hawthorns.