The mood around West Ham United has been very positive following some recent good results. However there has been one problem, and that is Michail Antonio.
West Ham fans will have been worrying all week after Antonio limped off injured last weekend in the draw against Manchester City.
There has been an update on the severity of his injury, and it is probably not one that Irons fans would want to hear.
Antonio injury update
According to talkSPORT, the forward faces at least four weeks on the sidelines because of a hamstring injury. That said, manager David Moyes is hoping that he will be able to return sooner.
How big a blow is Antonio’s injury for West Ham?
The £10.8m-rated (Transfermarkt) Antonio is a crucial asset to Moyes’ squad, with three goals so far this term and eight goals in the last six Premier League games of last season (Transfermarkt). Therefore, it is a big blow to hear that not only will he not be able to play against reigning Premier League champions Liverpool this weekend, but also for the next month.
Earlier this month, Jamie Redknapp heaped praise on the forward. He said: “He is frightening. Ability, skill, he scores goals. What a threat to any defence.”
After Liverpool, the Hammers have Fulham, Aston Villa, and Sheffield United. It will be massively disappointing if Moyes will be unable to utilise his star forward in what looks like three very winnable fixtures.
In other West Ham news, have a read about what one former Premier League player has said about a Hammers ace here!
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