Shane Duffy is expected to miss Albion’s trip to West Ham.

The Republic of Ireland defender has had a minor operation.

A well-placed source said he would be missing for “not too long”.

Duffy scored at the London Stadium last season when the Seagulls drew 2-2.

Albion are also currently missing fellow defender Dan Burn as he recovers from a broken collarbone.

Duffy is reported to have had a blood clot removed.