HEAD coach Graham Potter has vowed not to rush back Jose Izquierdo and Albion's other injury victims.

Potter is keen to look at all of the players he has inherited after replacing Chris Hughton.

He will have to wait for that opportunity for some time in the case of Colombian winger Izquierdo, who is recovering from a second knee cartilage operation in a matter of months.

Yves Bissouma (shoulder) and Ezequiel Schelotto (knee) are also on the sidelines.

Potter said of Izquierdo: "He is still in the early stages of his rehab at the moment, so I don't really want to put any timescale.

"You are looking towards sort of the first couple of months in the season.

"So that's disappointing in terms of you want to work with him. It is what it is.

"My job then is to support him, make sure he has got the right rehab path, the same as Schelotto and Bissouma.

"We have to do the right thing by them, not rush them back and make sure they are able to play a part in the season over the whole year as best they can."

Potter has plenty of wide options in Izquierdo's absence after the signing of Leandro Trossard from Genk. He also has Anthony Knockaert, Solly March and Alireza Jahanbakhsh.

Izquierdo's injury has stopped him making an early impression on new Colombia boss Carlos Queiroz, Jahanbakhsh's former manager with Iran.

Colombia were knocked out of the Copa America 5-4 on penalties by Chile in the quarter-finals after a 0-0 draw and beating Argentina in their group.

Argentina play Brazil in the semi-finals in the early hours tomorrow morning. Chile face Peru 24 hours later.