West Ham United have been dealt a late health concern relating to Arthur Masuaku forward of Sunday’s Premier League fixture.
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Speaking in his pre-match press conference, David Moyes revealed that the left-back may as soon as once more be sidelined for the Hammers’ upcoming conflict in opposition to Leicester City as a result of defender having a floating bone in his knee.
The 58-year-old added that the DR Congo worldwide would possibly be capable of get by way of the fixture with a pain-reducing injection, though the Irons boss additionally steered that the 28-year-old could require surgical procedure – one thing which might presumably maintain Masuaku sidelined for a substantial portion of the marketing campaign.
Speaking in regards to the left-back’s damage, Moyes mentioned: “We weren’t certain whether or not he was going to wish an operation. We’re going to see if we are able to get by way of with an injection for the time being and see the way it goes. He’s acquired a little bit of floating bone in his knee which we’re managing so we’ll need to learn the way he goes within the coming weeks and the way he’s.”
Moyes can be sweating
While Masuaku is by no means the first-choice left-back on the London Stadium, the defender’s potential unavailability on Sunday will nonetheless go away Moyes sweating.
Indeed, Aaron Cresswell has solely returned fairly just lately from his personal spell on the sidelines, so ought to the 32-year-old choose up a contemporary knock, and even simply require a relaxation from the Irons’ hectic schedule, the supervisor can be left with no senior options on the left-hand aspect of his backline if Masuaku is certainly dominated out.
While the £4.5m-rated man has usually are available for criticism on account of his patchy type, he has carried out admirably over his 11 Premier League appearances to date this season. He has scored one purpose, registered one help and created one massive likelihood for his team-mates, together with making 0.8 interceptions, 2.6 tackles and 0.9 clearances and successful 5 duels – at successful price of 65% – per sport.
As such, the uncertainty relating to the left-back’s health for the go to of Leicester on Sunday will undoubtedly be a fear for Moyes, who can be hoping to see his aspect choose up from the place they left off in opposition to Watford with one more three factors in opposition to the Foxes.
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