By Rob Jarvis

7th Sep, 2021 | 6:03pm

Dara O'Shea ruled out for six months at West Brom

West Brom defender Dara O’Shea has been ruled out of action for up to six months of this season.

The Irish international was forced to return home early from duty last week after rolling his ankle in the defeat with Portugal.

O’Shea will also need to undergo surgery on the ankle ligament problem, meaning he will miss most of the Championship campaign.

The Baggies confirmed the news on Tuesday, and released a statement sharing the dreadful development.

Valerien Ismael shared his verdict and also his excitement over bringing Kean Bryan to the club today.

“It is sad news for us that Dara has suffered this injury,” he said. “He has been excellent for us in the opening games of the season, and he is a very professional young player.

“I have been very impressed with Dara since I arrived here, and I know he will dedicate himself to the rehabilitation required to get back to full fitness.”

Moving on.

Bryan has arrived on a two-year deal this morning and will be needed.

The defender left Sheffield United last season after a year of Premier League experience, and that will be critical as we look for promotion.

It could mean that a debut is set for Saturday against Millwall, with less than a week worth of training under his belt.

O’Shea will miss most of the season, and it is a real shame after he started the campaign in unbelievable form.

We hope this doesn’t affect him too much and he can return stronger than ever at The Hawthorns.

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