Albion midfielder Steven Alzate will have a small operation today on a groin problem, according to his father.

The operation is set to sideline the Colombia international from training for three weeks.

Alzate’s father Hector told Gol Caracol TV in Colombia: “It’s a good time to do it.”

Albion players have been given a break from full-time training to be with their families.

The domestic and European campaigns were suspended last Friday following the outbreak of coronavirus with the shutdown in operation until April 4 at the earliest.

A club source said: “In common with a number of other clubs, we have decided to allow players to take a break from full-time training and to spend time at home with their families.

“Players will return to the training ground on Friday when we will review their schedule again.”

Albion players such as Davy Propper and Leandro Trossard will not be competing at Euro 2020 this summer after UEFA yesterday confirmed the tournament had been postponed until 2021 because of the pandemic.

The tournament, due to take place from June 12 to July 12 this summer, will now run from June 11 to July 11 next year.

Putting the tournament back may allow time for the Premier League and other 2019-20 domestic competitions across Europe to be completed although the issue of players’ contracts expiring would have to be addressed.

The move means the women’s European Championships due to be held in England in the summer of 2021 will now clash. They will start four days before the men’s final will now take place.

The Amex has been selected as one of nine stadiums to host matches. It looks possible the tournament could be moved to the summer of 2022 This year’s Copa America, due to take place from 12 June to 12 July, has been postponed until 2021 too.

Albion No.1 Maty Ryan was expected to feature as Australia are an invited team this year.