By Nick Ware

13th Sep, 2021 | 7:38pm

West Brom defender Dara O'Shea confirms he has undergone an operation on his injury

West Brom defender Dara O’Shea has taken to Instagram to confirm that he has undergone an operation as he bids to recover from his recent injury.

O’Shea, 22, was struck down by an ankle injury during the recent international break for the Republic of Ireland.

He was taken off in the first half of their World Cup qualifier against Portugal on September 1 and subsequent scans also revealed he sustained ligament damage as well as suffering a fractured ankle [WBA official website].

The club also said he had been ruled out for four to six months.

On Monday night, O’Shea posted a photo of himself on his Instagram story in his hospital bed with his thumb up, and captioned it ‘operation done’.

Road to recovery

O’Shea looks to have passed the first hurdle on his way back to fitness.

Given his pose and the nature of his Instagram story, his operation looks to have been successful, at least initially anyway.

It may take some time for the experts to determine just how well it went, but there doesn’t appear to have been any complications during surgery.

West Brom have set a timeline of four to six months but O’Shea will be looking to get ahead of schedule, or make sure it’s four months at the very least.

After starting Albion’s first five Championship games this season, Valerien Ismael’s men had to adapt to life without O’Shea on Saturday as Millwall claimed a point at The Hawthorns in a 1-1 draw.

Ismael will be desperate to have him back as soon as possible.

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