WEST Brom defender Steven Reid has been ruled out for the rest of the season with ankle ligament damage, head coach Roy Hodgson has confirmed.
Reid suffered the setback during the Baggies' 1-0 win over Chelsea last weekend and a scan has confirmed the worst.
The former Blackburn player is set to undergo surgery, with Hodgson admitting he will be out of action for "12 weeks".
Hodgson said: "It looks very much as if he is going to be out for the rest of the season. It is a big blow because Steve is one of those dependable players."