West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Clarke has revealed that Steven Reid recently played 45 minutes of top flight football with a broken leg.

The 31-year old right-back spent a half of football against Arsenal last month playing with a fractured fibula prior to returning to the pitch in the FA Cup against QPR last week in what is a remarkable show of strength and commitment.

"We didn't release the injury but it was a fractured fibula he got against Arsenal," Clarke said ahead of the weekends West Midlands derby with Aston Villa.

"He played for 45 minutes with a broken leg, which shows the character of the boy.

"I've put it out there because I want people to see the character of the boy.

"Sometimes people think 'Steven is always injured' but he has an incredible strong mental strength and he wants to play."

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