The Northern Ireland international has had an up and down year after battling injury but he remains in contention to make Stuart Pearce's provisional Team GB squad
West Brom captain Chris Brunt looks set to miss Roy Hodgson‘s final game in charge of the club against Arsenal after having his tonsils removed.
The 27 year-old Northern Irishman has endured a stop-start campaign with injury and illness but he remains a contender for Stuart Pearce's Great Britain squad for the Olympic Games this summer
And the club's assistant manager Keith Downing alluded to that being a motivating factor behind the decision to have the operation.
"We know Chris [Brunt] might be considered for the Great Britain team," Downing confessed to reporters.
"He has been stop-start with them [the tonsils] so the decision was taken [to remove them] now and it will give someone else the opportunity to play on Sunday."
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The player in question also missed a large portion of the season earlier on in the campaign after being ruled out for two months with an ankle injury that subsequently required surgery.
Brunt has made 36 international appearances for Northern Ireland and has gone on to become an important figure for the Baggies since his move to the club from Sheffield Wednesday in 2007.