‘That’s Us Done For’ ‘Time To Move On’ Fans React As West Ham Suffer Massive Injury Setback Ahead Of Key Games

West Ham forward Michail Antonio could be sidelined for up to six weeks after suffering a setback in his recovery from a knee injury, according to The Guardian.

The Jamaican international has been unavailable since November after picking up the problem on international duty.

However, it looks like Antonio will now be out until mid to late February, which gives manager David Moyes a major selection headache. Fans on X believe that this latest injury suffered by the player should be the final straw and that his career at the London Stadium is drawing to a close:

What games could Antonio miss?

The winter break later this month means that the 33-year-old will be sidelined for fewer matches but it looks as though he won’t play against Bristol City (in the FA Cup replay), Sheffield United, Bournemouth, Manchester United and Arsenal.

It will be hoped that Antonio will be ready to face Nottingham Forest on February 17th, although his return may have to wait until the end of the month when the Hammers take on Brentford.

West Ham have 7 players unavailable

Antonio is just one player on a lengthy injury list. Konstantinos Mavropanos and Vladimir Coufal are suffering from knocks, while Jarrod Bowen (ankle) and Lucas Paquesta (knee) are also on the treatment table.

Mohammed Kudus has a thigh problem but he is currently away with Ghana at the African Cup of Nations, along with Nayef Aguerd who has joined up with Morocco’s squad.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.