Gera happy to support fellow West Brom crock Thorne
The 20-year-old midfielder underwent a successful knee operation on his damaged anterior cruciate ligament last week and has begun the long road to recovery.
"I will have lots of time to push him because we will work together," said the Hungary skipper to the WBA website.
"I don't worry about George because he's a good professional and a good young player who has just started to play in the first team, and he has the same injury as me.
"It's not good to have another player injured, but if you're working together you can push each other and I'm sure it will be good to work with George.
"We will get a race to see who comes back earlier!"