Brentford manager Thomas Frank is concerned but hopeful for a knee injury that sprained Ivan Toni at the end of Friday’s 2-0 win over West Ham United.
Tony, who was in the news after being accused of 262 FA betting violations, scored the first goal and got an assist for another before being sprained in the 90th minute after landing awkwardly on his right knee.
The England striker was in severe pain, which Frank said was “worrisome” but needed further evaluation.
“I hope he’s doing well,” Frank told SkySports. “I am happy that he has three points and one more goal.
“I don’t know exactly how he will play against Liverpool in three days, it’s unlikely that he was substituted due to a kick or anything.
“So of course it’s a bit of a concern, but I’ve been in the game long enough that we need to evaluate it in the next two days.
“It could have been nothing, it could have been a little worse. This is never a good sign, but we don’t know anything about it. This is his knee.
Tony, who was not included in England’s World Cup squad, has scored 12 goals this season, behind only Erling Haaland (20) and Harry Kane (13).
After the game, Tony tweeted about the injury: “I hope it’s not too bad and will be back soon.”
Big win Assist and 3 points. Nice way to end the year.
I hope it’s not too bad and I’ll be back soon @BrentfordFC
— Ivan Tony (@ivantoney24) December 30, 2022