West Ham United have been dealt a potential blow as Gianluca Scamacca has dropped out of the Italy squad through injury.
The Lowdown: West Ham’s recent injury blow
The Hammers were recently given a concern as Emerson Palmieri was forced out of Roberto Mancini’s squad with an injury issue.
Having not qualified for the 2022 World Cup, the Italians are set to play Albania and Austria in a couple of friendly matches.
However, it appears that another player at the east London club has been forced out of their international squad.
The Latest: Scamacca injury concern
According to a recent report from Football London, Scamacca is ‘thought to have withdrawn over a minor muscular issue and will look to use the World Cup break to return to full fitness’.
With that in mind, it appears that Italy will have to get through these upcoming games without the two West Ham players in their squad.
The Verdict: Worrying for West Ham
So far this season, the 23-year-old has made 21 appearances for David Moyes’ side across all competitions, scoring six goals in the process.
Having started all of West Ham’s previous eight league games, it’s safe to say that the Italian has become an important figure for Moyes, who could now be sweating over his fitness.
Even though this report has claimed that the striker has only picked up a minor issue, it will still be a worry for everyone at West Ham.
With the Hammers not in action until the end of next month, this should at least give Scamacca plenty of time to overcome this injury issue and get back to full fitness when domestic football resumes.