What an absolute gutter for West Ham, David Moyes, the fans, the players and most importantly – Ings himself.
Moyes brought the 30-year-old to the London Stadium from Aston Villa on Friday for around £15 million (Sky Sports).
With Gianluca Scamacca currently out injured and Michail Antonio having struggled for form for well over a year now, Ings was seen by many as the Hammers’ potential saviour.
Upon hearing the news, I thought, ‘typical West Ham luck, this has come at the worst possible time for us’. However, on second thoughts, it actually could not have happened at a better time…
Danny Ings injury comes at the best possible time
Firstly I have to make this clear. Obviously there is no good time for a player to suffer an injury, especially a player who has just been signed.
That being said, if it happens, there are some times where it is better for the football club than others. And right now is one of those times…
Firstly, West Ham have not got another Premier League game until February 4th when we head to St James’ Park to take on Newcastle. That’s two weeks from when Ings supposedly suffered the injury.
We do face Derby County in the FA Cup on Monday but the league is the most important thing for us right now.
And who knows, maybe the 30-year-old will have a chance of making the Newcastle game.
Secondly, with just one week remaining before the January transfer window slams shut, the West Ham owners have been forced to act. There is simply no excuse now for not providing David Moyes with another striker.
Had the Danny Ings injury occurred anytime from February 1st onwards, we would have been in real trouble.
The 30-year-old suffering a knee injury is obviously not ideal at all, and it’s a big blow for everyone involved with West Ham.
The timing of the injury could have been so much worse though.