West Brom said on Tuesday that US international Daryl Dike will be out for up to nine months because of an Achilles injury.
During West Brom's 2-1 win at Stoke on Saturday, the scorer had to be carried off on a stretcher and was given an oxygen mask.
A club release said, "Albion striker Daryl Dike will be out for six to nine months after hurting his Achilles tendon at Stoke City on Saturday."
Dike wrote on social media, "I can't put into words how I feel right now." "I'm so upset about this accident because it seems like nothing I do right now works out.
"In life, things will happen that you can't stop or change, no matter how hard you try. You have to accept them and decide how to deal with them.
Now is the time for me to get back on my feet and do something good." The man from Oklahoma moved to West Brom from Major League Soccer's Orlando City in January 2022.
He made his debut on January 15 as a second-half sub against Queens Park Rangers. In his first start, on January 22 against Peterborough, he hurt his hamstring and had to miss the rest of the season.
Last month was the first time since July 2021 that he played for the U.S. national team. He played in CONCACAF Nations League games against Grenada and El Salvador.