As if things couldn’t get any worse for West Ham, Jack Sullivan has broken some crushing injury news.
We knew that three of West Ham’s key players this season, Winston Reid, Pedro Obiang and Michail Antonio, all suffered injuries during the 3-2 defeat to Leicester last weekend but the severity was unknown until now.
Twitter: INJURY UPDATE- Reid scan later this week, but at least 4-6 weeks and might be longer (@jsullivanwhu)
Sullivan confirms that captain on the day Reid will have a scan on his injury later this week but initial prognosis suggests he will be out for 4-6 weeks, possibly longer if the scans outline a severe injury.
After the Hammers went 2-0 down early on to the Foxes, a long ball was played forward for Jamie Vardy into the right channel which Reid intercepted and cleared but he immediately went down with an apparent injury which required lengthy treatment.
In Obiang’s case, he went into a challenge with Riyad Mahrez during the second half and stayed down in the aftermath. He was also replaced after lengthy treatment with Slaven Bilic confirming it was an ankle injury after the game.
Twitter: INJURY UPDATE -Obiang is out for the rest of the season (@jsullivanwhu)
Arguably our Hammer of the Year this season, Obiang will miss the rest of the season through injury, Sullivan confirms.
Michail Antonio played the full 90 minutes and didn’t look injured at all, giving 110% all the way. However, injury has forced him to pull out of the England squad.
Twitter: INJURY UPDATE – Antonio 3-4 weeks Hamstring, but as he’s a superb athlete we hope it might be sooner. (@jsullivanwhu)
Bilic confirmed after the game that Antonio had a hamstring injury, which Sullivan claims will see him out for up to 3-4 weeks, but the club are optimistic he can return sooner.
Obiang joins Angelo Ogbonna as West Ham’s long-term absentees while Reid and Antonio become the latest to be bitten by the Hammers’ injury bug which has plagued pretty much every player this season.
Shut it down, now.