West Ham United forward Marko Arnautovic has opened up on the full extent of the knee problem that he has been suffering from recently.

The Austrian was forced off the pitch against Everton a few weeks ago during the 3-1 victory at Goodison Park and the Hammers’ concern surrounding the striker is growing.

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As reported on HITC, Arnautovic claims that he has been playing with the injury for some time and also revealed that the problem is hindering his involvement in training sessions.

When speaking about the issue, the striker said:

The knee is not the best, I’m fit, I can play, but I’m not training a lot, also at West Ham and I try to recover my knee.

It’s going to take some time, I’ve got some inflammation in my bone but I am always ready to play on the weekend so it’s just one of those things.

Obviously, after a game, I need some rest, like two or three days, but then middle of the week I am training normally with the team and training full and on the weekend I play, that’s the most important thing.

Obviously you can’t do anything on this bone bruise, you can’t change it, you can’t do nothing, you just have to treat it good, you have to settle it down but I can handle the pain so for me, for the games I’m 100% fit.

Arnautovic is the key man for the Hammers and he is ready to continue playing through the pain this season.

The striker has four goals in the Premier League this season and the worrying thing for West Ham fans is that he has reported for international duty with Austria, meaning he is at risk of aggravating the problem.