West Ham United clearly got incredibly lucky with star man Lucas Paqueta after he suffered a shoulder injury last month.

UOL have highlighted how Paqueta could have missed the World Cup with Brazil, had he ‘ruptured the ligament’ in his shoulder.

Instead, the 25-year-old was then able to opt for ‘conservative treatment’ rather than surgery, meaning that he only spent a few weeks on the sidelines.

Paqueta is in line to return for West Ham tomorrow for our clash with Crystal Palace at the London Stadium.

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Having the Brazilian back for our last two games before the World Cup will be a huge boost for the Hammers. It seems as though it could have been so much worse for West Ham and the player himself…

West Ham go so, so lucky with Lucas Paqueta injury

UOL have claimed that the former Lyon ace decided against undergoing surgery because the shoulder injury he sustained wasn’t severe.

Thank the Lord for that!

The silky Brazilian makes us so much better in the final third when he plays, and Gianluca Scamacca has desperately missed him during his absence.

West Ham go so, so lucky with Lucas Paqueta injury
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Paqueta just seems to link everything up between defence and attack so seamlessly.

David Moyes paid £51 million to bring the 25-year-old to the London Stadium (The Times).

Whilst the Hammers fans haven’t yet seen the best of the South American, we have seen glimpses of what he’s capable of.

The Lucas Paqueta injury was a real bump in the road for West Ham. It seems as though we actually got off very lightly though.

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