The England international has moved to the Hawthorns on a deal until the end of the season, having fallen down the pecking order at parent club Liverpool.
Part of the reason he was forced to look elsewhere for first-team games was because he simply couldn’t stay fit long enough to stake a claim, and that pattern continued at Stamford Bridge tonight against Chelsea.
Challenging for a ball with Cesar Azpilicueta after just 40 seconds, Sturridge hit the deck and had to go hobble off, apparently with an injury to his hamstring.
As you can probably imagine, the folk on Twitter were rather unforgiving about the 28-year-old’s plight:
Daniel Sturridge injured after only three minutes at Stamford Bridge… pic.twitter.com/Sro3o8nsJs
— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) February 12, 2018
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) February 12, 2018
— BonusGenie (@Bonus_Genie) February 12, 2018
Sturridge’s West Brom career. https://t.co/BRhO40fpzu
— United Religion (@Unitedology) February 12, 2018
Daniel Sturridge has been taken off injured after just 3 minutes… I swear the twat must have won a fucking hospital raffle to become a professional footballer pic.twitter.com/Z0bq7JlYmn
— Swearing Sports News (@SwearingSport) February 12, 2018
A shame for Daniel Sturridge, injured before Alan Pardew got the chance to try him out at left back.
— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) February 12, 2018
Daniel Sturridge is subbed off injured inside 3 minutes against Chelsea pic.twitter.com/WeuKs3bShU
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) February 12, 2018
Honestly can't see Sturridge past age 30 as a pro. He's close to being done. Even if he wants to continue, who will give him a contract? Really sad.
— Rolby (@Rolby99) February 12, 2018
Sturridge is one of the most #consistent players I have ever seen…
When it comes to getting injured.
— Crypto Blazer (@OnlythePeng) February 12, 2018
Daniel Sturridge. pic.twitter.com/PC7Zi30ZC4
— James Lee (@JaiwolfLee) February 12, 2018
Sturridge is actually less use than a chocolate fire guard!
— Fran Riddle (@Fran_Riddle) February 12, 2018
What do you think of Sturridge and his latest injury? Have we seen the best of him at the elite level? Even at the tender age of just 28?