Michail Antonio’s injury could be a lot worse than West Ham boss David Moyes first feared, according to ExWHUemployee. And some Hammers fans have taken to Twitter in reaction to the insider’s claim.

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The 30-year-old has been a key player for West Ham since Premier League action resumed in June.

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Michail Antonio (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Antonio has banged in 11 goals in 15 games since the restart. And the former Nottingham Forest man has led the line with aplomb this season.

The powerful attacker is a huge fan favourite at the London Stadium. And that combined with his importance to the team means that losing him for a prolonged period of time will be a huge blow.

Sebastien Haller is not a like for like replacement for Antonio. So Moyes will have to switch up his system, or our playing style at least, if he is to get the best out of the Frenchman.

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Sebastien Haller and Michail Antonio (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

And it just seems incredibly strange that we sold two strikers during the summer transfer window without bringing in an established centre-forward.

Relying on Antonio to remain injury free throughout the entire campaign was an optimistic plan that was always destined to fail.

And some West Ham fans have taken to Twitter in reaction to ExWHUemployee’s claim on Antonio…

 
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