According to a report by West Ham United club insider Claret & Hugh, defender Aaron Cresswell’s hamstring injury is nowhere near as bad as first feared with the left-back having pulled it rather than suffering a more serious tear.
Cresswell injury boost emerges
Cresswell, who was taken off in the nervy 3-2 win against Leicester City shortly after the second half restart, was immediately confirmed to have a problem with his hamstring according to C&H.
Now, relaying an update, the insider claims scans have shared good news for the Englishman and for manager David Moyes – with Cresswell most likely back in around 2-3 weeks as opposed to a much longer period sidelined.
This is due to the hamstring injury being a pull rather than a tear as the insiders share this big injury boost for West Ham and, especially, for the 31-year-old defender.
Transfer Tavern take
A mainstay under Moyes this season, Cresswell has arguably been one of the more underrated members of the team considering he has averaged more key passes per 90 than any Irons player this season in the Premier League (WhoScored).
As a result of his exploits, he has attracted under the radar praise, with podcaster Sam Delaney calling him ‘sensational’ and a contender for Hammer of the Season (U Irons Podcast via This is Futbol).
News that his injury is not as bad as first thought comes as a huge boost for West Ham as they seek to return him as soon as possible in the chase for unprecedented European football.
In other news: Pundit has dropped a big claim on Declan Rice’s future, find out more here.
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