MARTIN Jol is confident Bryan Ruiz will be fit for Fulham's clash with West Brom in a fortnight's time after missing Saturday's defeat at West Ham with a hamstring injury.
The Costa Rican picked up the problem in the warm-up to Wednesday night's League Cup defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.
Jol was hopeful the forward would be available to line up against the Hammers, but a second scan on Friday revealed he had suffered a slight tear to his hamstring.
However, the Dutchman says Ruiz should be ready to return to action after the international break.
He said: “We thought there might be a chance he could play but it was impossible for him because he got a little tear and we couldn't take the risk.
“Hopefully he will be available for the next match.”
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