West Ham striker Danny Ings is expected to be sidelined for a few weeks after picking up a knee injury on his debut.
The 30-year-old only played twenty minutes as a substitute against Everton in the 2-0 win on Saturday but he is already on the club’s treatment table.
Fans on Twitter have been bemoaning the club’s luck, while others have been questioning the decision to sign Ings in the first place:
You’ve got to be kidding me.
— Kid Fairley (@KidFairley) January 23, 2023
This is the most West ham thing ever. Mind you serves us right signing these injury prone players.
— Craig Lyons (@Lyonsycrag) January 23, 2023
This a joke ???
— WHU (@___WHU) January 23, 2023
Hahahahahaha unbelievable!! This club is jinxed I’m sure of it
— lebrunabyss (@lebrunabyss) January 23, 2023
Classic West Ham signing that
— Ells⚒️ (@ellieholderx) January 23, 2023
Obviously a thorough medical occurred prior to the signing ✍️ lol
— Graham Barratt (@Dibley68) January 24, 2023
— chris godwin (@chrisgodwin9) January 23, 2023
Another Andy Carroll ⚽️
— Ronnie Baker (@B52726728Ronnie) January 23, 2023
He only touched the ball three or four times ffs
— gary thompson (@icf66) January 23, 2023
It should be said that Ings has had a history of knee problems but he has spent the majority of the last two and a half seasons fit and available so this will have to go down as purely bad luck.
Ings only sealed his £15m switch from Aston Villa last week. Manager David Moyes was keen to strengthen his options up front, with Gianluca Scamacca sidelined with injury and Michail Antonio struggling for form.
Antonio has actually been linked with a move away from the London Stadium before the transfer window closes but, with Ings now injured, it’s highly likely that the 32-year-old will stay put.