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Injury Expert: West Ham star may now be out until 28 December in yet another blow

West Ham star Michail Antonio is set to be out of action until 28 December after picking up a knee injury while on international duty with Jamaica, according to Ben Dinnery.

The next Hammers star to sustain an injury, after Jarrod Bowen and Nayef Aguerd, is Antonio, who suffered a medial collateral ligament damage, according to the injury expert’s announcement on his Premier Injuries website.

Although it was first thought that, in the worst-case scenario, the striker may miss three months due to the injury [Claret & Hugh, 19 November], the Hammers still wouldn’t want to be without their top striker for a little more than a month.

A blow to the Hammers

Without a doubt, their team is weaker without Antonio, despite the fact that he hasn’t played at his best this season and has grown to be a source of aggravation for many supporters. Under David Moyes, the striker has started every game as the starting choice thus far this year.

With Jarrod Bowen’s injury occurring at the same time, West Ham’s options are now limited to Danny Ings and Divin Mubama, unless they try to make up for the loss of their star striker by using an out-of-position player.

Although Bowen had been playing as a central striker rather than a direct winger recently, a decision that indicated Moyes was concerned about Antonio’s form, the news that both players had suffered severe injuries must have been very frustrating.

Though it is fortunate that his comeback date is far closer than the originally suggested apocalyptic scenario, the Hammers will be without their first-choice striker for a month, which is a devastating blow to all involved.

A Spanish ace has talked about West Ham amid transfer rumors, according to other West Ham stories.


West Ham, Crystal Palace & Fulham all in picture to sign ‘benchwarmer’ – Transfer ‘makes sense’ in January

West Ham United, Crystal Palace and Fulham are all in the picture to sign RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner in the January transfer window as he looks to secure playing time elsewhere.

That’s according to SportBILD, who say the current Leipzig ‘benchwarmer’ wants a move ahead of the Euros next summer.

Leipzig is expected to have a “wild winter,” according to the publication, as they try to reorganize the team for the second half of the campaign.

Emil Forsberg, a midfielder, has already signed a contract to play for the New York Red Bulls, and Werner may follow him out the door following his injury.

As a “benchwarmer” right now, he could make a move in January in order to gain more playing time and qualify for Germany’s summer Euro squad.

In light of this, a “change makes sense,” and Leipzig is “ready to talk” with anyone who expresses interest about a possible agreement.

Despite his less than ideal tenure at Chelsea, the striker feels that there is “nothing wrong” with returning to England, and West Ham, Crystal Palace, and Fulham are all expressing interest in signing him.

The striker’s “high basic salary” is one possible problem, although even that might not be as significant a problem for mid-table Premier League teams as it would be for other possible suitors.

After struggling to score goals this season, West Ham, Crystal Palace, and Fulham all need a goal scorer to improve their squads. It appears that they are suddenly interested in Werner, despite his difficulties at Stamford Bridge.


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