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West Ham: Dean Jones reacts to Maxwel Cornet’s injury

West Ham: Dean Jones reacts to Maxwel Cornet’s injury -West Ham News

Journalist Dean Jones is gutted by the latest West Ham United injury news involving summer arrival Maxwel Cornet.

The Lowdown: Cornet’s injury

The Hammers looked like they were back on the right track this weekened as they beat Wolves 2-0 at the London Stadium, with goals from Gianluca Scamacca and Jarrod Bowen raising David Moyes’ side up to 15th place in the Premier League table.

Whilst a positive afternoon for the east London club, the fixture was less than ideal for Cornet, who was making his full top-flight debut for the Irons.

After just 34 minutes, the Ivory Coast international was replaced by Pablo Fornals after suffering a calf injury following a challenge made by Daniel Podence.

The Latest: Jones’ claim

After the game, Moyes was questioned by the media over the severity of Cornet’s injury, to which he responded:

“He felt his calf, so that was it. I’ve not had the chance to speak to the medical team yet, I’m not saying it’s a calf strain, but it looks like something to do with his calf.”

Jones believes his absence will come as a blow to West Ham, but more damagingly, it will come as a major stumbling block in the winger’s pursuit of a guaranteed spot in Moyes’ starting XI.

Speaking with The Transfer Tavern, the journalist said:

“However bad the problem is, I think it was his calf, however bad that is, it’s going to hold him back.

“So, they’ve got to hope it’s not too serious. It’s such a shame for him.”

The Verdict: Major blow

Having signed for the Hammers this summer in a deal worth £17.5m, Cornet has already proven to be a useful addition to Moyes’ once-fatigued squad.

Thus far this season, the 26-year-old has averaged an impressive 7.10 match rating in the UEFA Europa Conference League (via SofaScore), having also made five appearances in the Premier League.

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Just when the winger was given his chance in West Ham’s starting XI, he immediately suffered a major blow with his injury.

It may take him a while until Moyes gives him a second go in the team, with numerous other attackers fighting for a position in the starting side.

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