Daryl Dike will miss at the very least the following two months of motion for West Bromwich Albion after struggling a thigh muscle tear.
The 22-year-old’s hopes of going to the World Cup with USA have additionally been dented by an damage sustained in coaching final week.
The Baggies have constructed a menacing attacking contingent for Championship stage this summer season, however after choosing up simply two factors from their opening three video games and dropping Dike for a major interval, they are going to be aiming to dip into the market to bolster their ahead line once more.
Steve Bruce defined the disappointing state of affairs concerning Dike’s damage when he spoke to The Athletic.
He said: “The scan outcomes have confirmed our fears that he’s acquired a tear to his thigh muscle.
“Last time it was his hamstring.
“We’re devastated for him and the whole thing of us.
“I don’t wish to put a timescale on it as a result of that’d be unfair.
“It’s substantial, it’ll be weeks, at the very least a few months.
“He’s acquired to remain mentally robust as a result of he’s had an terrible time, and the way he’s labored and acquired himself into situation, it’s actually disappointing for him and all people.
“It’s irritating for everyone.”
With 43 video games nonetheless to play the early kind just isn’t too worrying, with back-to-back dwelling video games across the nook, however Dike would have been an enormous supply of optimism heading into the marketing campaign, that now doesn’t look set to materialise.
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The Baggies will probably be happy that they tied Dike right down to a 4 and a half yr deal in January, giving the 22-year-old loads of time to justify the hefty price they paid for his companies.
Karlan Grant shouldered a big portion of the goalscoring burden final season, and with Dike out Callum Robinson is prone to come again into the fold, regardless of seeming destined for an exit at some factors of the switch window.
West Brom have been much more reserved of their summer season spending than they had been out there final season, and that makes it attention-grabbing to watch the kind of participant they aim with simply over two weeks remaining within the window.
A mortgage addition from the Premier League might be the almost certainly answer.