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West Brom's Daryl Dike could be set for extended lay-off with Achilles injury

Albion striker Daryl Dike looks set for another extended period out of the side with an Achilles injury suffered in the comeback victory at Stoke.

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Striker Dike has endured some dreadful injury luck in his year at The Hawthorns and appears to have picked up a third major injury having been stretchered off in first half stoppage time with his side 1-0 down.

But Jayson Molumby scrambled in a memorable double after the break to the delight of travelling Baggies for a first away win since January 14.

Carlos Corberan confirmed the striker has injured his Achilles but Albion will take some time before full checks and reviews on the injury.

Corberan said: "It looks like an Achilles injury and they never really are good. Achilles injuries are never easy to manage but still, we need to assess. But never, the Achilles injuries are good to manage.

"I have been watching these types of injuries that unfortunately happen and we need to see how much damage appears and depending on this, we will know the months.

"I think from me working with him, we will manage the situation and injury. This is one of the more unusual injuries that unfortunately has happened to him but when you've got a (serious) injury, it always makes things more difficult."

The 22-year-old United States international has already endured lengthy injury lay-offs with separate hamstring and thigh injuries in his 14 months at Albion.

He has been back to fitness since November, around the World Cup break, and enjoyed his longest run in Albion's side. In that time Dike has managed seven goals, many of them important match-winners.