February 13, 2018 / 5:36 AM / in 8 months

West Brom striker Sturridge faces two weeks out - Pardew

(Reuters) - West Bromwich Albion striker Daniel Sturridge is expected to make a quick return from the hamstring injury he sustained in the opening minutes of Monday’s 3-0 Premier League defeat by champions Chelsea, manager Alan Pardew has said.

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester City vs West Bromwich Albion - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - January 31, 2018 West Bromwich Albion's Daniel Sturridge warms up before the match REUTERS/Phil Noble

The England international, who joined West Brom on loan from Liverpool in January, picked up the knock during his third appearance for the bottom-placed side.

“We need him up and running as it’s goals we’ve struggled with,” Pardew said after the match.

“He felt his hamstring after a 60 metre sprint in the first moments of the game. We’ll have to nurse him. He won’t play next week but hopefully the week after.”

The 28-year-old’s injury is a blow for West Brom, who have struggled to find the net throughout the campaign.

West Brom play Southampton in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday followed by a league fixture against Huddersfield Town on Feb. 24.

Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru; Editing by John O'Brien

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