James Morrison: International break 'crucial' to ankle recovery

James Morrison
Morrison has made 268 appearances for West Brom since joining from Middlesbrough in August 2007

West Bromwich Albion midfielder James Morrison says the latest international break is timely, so he can fully recover from an ankle injury.

Morrison, who has won 41 caps for Scotland, started his first game in nearly a month in the Baggies' 2-0 defeat by Manchester United.

"It's not right at the moment," the 29-year-old told BBC WM 95.6.

"I'm struggling to get it better - this break's going to be crucial for me to get my body right."

Morrison suffered the injury in Albion's 2-0 loss at Crystal Palace on 3 October and missed two games before returning as a substitute against Leicester City four weeks later.

"It's been a funny one - I just planted my foot against Crystal Palace and something happened," Morrison added.

"I'm working hard and I can deal with it at the moment, but this break will be nice for me to get it right and get some fitness and sharpness back and continue my form from the start of the season."

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