Injured Gera hopes for new contract
A similar setback saw the Hungarian restricted to just three appearances in the 2011-12 season.
Despite his injury problems, which look set to rule him out of the beginning of this season, Gera joined the club on their pre-season tour of Austria and remains confident that he can land a new deal.
"We are still negotiating but if the club didn't count on me probably I wouldn't be here," Gera said.
"The club obviously wants to see how fit I am but I hope within two weeks I'll have a contract.”
Gera returned to the Hawthorns from Fulham in 2011, having left West Brom for Craven Cottage in 2008.