West Bromwich Albion have been dealt an enormous damage blow to one in every of their most important males…
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In response to Birmingham Reside, Daryl Dike’s damage could possibly be worse than initially thought.
They spoke to Steve Bruce, who issued the next assertion: “It’s an actual frustration for us all, and the boy. He’s younger, he’s 22, determined to go to the World Cup along with his nation, and he’s labored tirelessly to get proper.
“Yesterday, he kicked a ball and has performed one thing to his thigh which didn’t look superb. We’re hoping it’s not too dangerous, however from my expertise, it’s dangerous sufficient the way in which he pulled up. He kicked a ball, irritating.
“He knew right away. He’s devastated, like all of us. We’re devastated for him as a result of he’s actually well-liked with the supporters due to the way in which he performs, and the way in which he’s.”
Dike signed for the Baggies in January of 2022.
It’s a giant blow for Bruce
To lose one in every of their most important males with the Championship season simply getting underway, and in such a method that implies he will likely be out till the World Cup a minimum of, will rightfully devastate Bruce who may effectively be left to rue this blow for plenty of weeks.
This marks his second critical damage since becoming a member of the membership, regardless of no prior file earlier than his signing.
Ought to West Brom look to signal a brand new striker in Daryl Dike’s absence?
In the course of the 2020/21 season, he caught the attention along with his performances each within the MLS along with his father or mother membership Orlando Metropolis and for his mortgage membership Barnsley.
Scoring 9 Championship targets throughout 19 video games (of which solely 13 have been begins), he grew to become recognized for his distinctive physicality and blistering velocity, proving integral of their shock playoff push.
His 7.02 common SofaScore score truly noticed him rank third amongst his teammates that season, regardless of solely becoming a member of in January.
He was a standout performer for that promotion looking Championship facet and certain would have been for Bruce’s promotion looking facet. Given a full season within the division, there’s no telling how profitable he may have been.
Labelled a “monster” by radio host Jason Davis, the £32k-per-week striker has been struck down on the worst potential time for each himself and his membership. Simply as he was starting to settle at one membership and hopefully show what all of the hype was about, he was resigned to the remedy desk.
Happily, at simply 22 years previous, he has age on his facet. It’s going to, nonetheless, stay a giant blow for Bruce as the brand new season commences.