West Brom manager Roy Hodgson has reassured supporters that Peter Odemwingie does not need an operation on his ankle.
Reports in the African media had suggested that the 30-year-old needed treatment after Nigeria's failure to reach next year's African Cup of Nations.
Odemwingie had been criticised for the country's disappointment and it was assumed that the West Brom striker has been suffering from an injury.
But he played in the Baggies' 2-2 draw at Sunderland before the start of the international break and is expected to go back into the squad to face Wolves on Saturday.
Manager Roy Hodgson told the club's official website: "There is no question of an operation for Peter.
"The doctor, Mark Gillett, has a very good relationship with him and whenever Peter has a poor game he looks to his ankle.
"Peter was as fit as a butcher's dog when he left here to go to Nigeria.
"I can't say what happened in the Nigeria game but after our game against Sunderland, and in the games leading up to it, there was no suggestion whatsoever that he had any injury problems and as a result he went off to play for Nigeria 100 per cent fit.
"I don't know if anything happened in the Nigeria game, but we don't have any information to that effect."
A more pressing concern for West Brom is the fitness of summer signing Zoltan Gera, who is yet to play for the club since returning from Fulham.
The 32-year-old midfielder has been out with an ongoing ankle problem and it was hoped that the international break would help with his recorvery.
Hodgson has revealed that, along with Odemwingie, Gera is to see a specialist in the Netherlands on Wednesday, but the West Brom boss is confident of the prognosis.
He said: "Zolly (Zoltan Gera) has been training really well and everything looks perfect so he (the doctor) is going with Zolly to a speciailist in Amsterdam just to get the confirmation that everything is fine now from one of the top specialistis in the world.
"Zolly will get that back-up and I think he will do the same with Peter. He will take him to the specialist who will say 'it's not a problem, keep going'.
"All Peter needs is a couple of good games and a couple of goals and then he will be as right as rain again."