Zoltan Gera feels he can get back for West Bromwich Albion before the end of the season.

Gera thinks he has an outside chance of returning to action before the end of the season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in November.

He said: "If you have the synthetic ligament, you can come back quicker but it's too risky and my plan is not to play for one of two more years.

"If that had been the plan, the synthetic ligament would have been the better option.

"But I wanted a proper operation so I can play as long as I can. I still feel I can play for a long time."