West Ham winger Michail Antonio is more than likely to be withdrawn from Gareth Southgate’s England squad because of a hamstring injury, West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has said.
The 26-year-old, who has been a key figure for West Ham this season, reportedly suffered the injury in the Hammers’ 3-2 defeat to Craig Shakespeare’s Leicester City.
Speaking about Antonio’s chances of playing for England next week, West Ham manager Slaven Bilic, admitted, as reported by the BBC, that it’s unlikely that he’ll feature.
It looks like Michail won’t be able to go with the England squad. He felt something. He played the hole game but the medical team have told me now. He didn’t limp off, though, so we will see.
The winger was called up by former England manager Sam Allardyce last August, but the 26-year-old is still waiting for his first appearance.
The Englishman, who joined West Ham from Championship side Nottingham Forest for a fee to believed around £7 million, has made 53 appearances for the Hammers, scoring 17 goals. Antonio has been tipped to feature for the Three Lions after an impressive campaign under Bilic.