Arthur Masuaku underwent knee surgery back in December. He missed around four months of action for West Ham before returning to the team in April for our game against Wolves.
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The 27-year-old impressed during the Hammers’ games against Wolves and then Leicester.
He was then forced to miss our games with Newcastle, Chelsea and Burnley, however, due to a build up of fluid around the knee according to ExWHUemployee.
Arthur Masuaku problem a real worry for West Ham
Anyone who’s had a knee operation and subsequently suffered a build up of fluid around the affected area will know how annoying it can be.
It is a problem that is more bothersome than in any way serious. But for a professional footballer, it could obviously be a huge issue.
The fluid around the knee can of course be drained, but there are no guarantees that it won’t return.
Sometimes it’s just a case that the body’s natural reaction is to surround the knee with a protective fluid. This is to prevent further damage.
Either way, it is an undoubted concern for West Ham.
Masuaku has been a hugely important figure at the London Stadium this season. David Moyes will be desperate to get the Democratic Republic of Congo international back in action as soon as possible.
Hopefully his knee heels naturally and the issue he has with the build of fluids evaporates as quickly as it came about.
Who knows though. It may be an ongoing issue. We know that Masuaku has suffered throughout his time at West Ham with knee problems.
He has missed out on playing games for his country due to the firmness of some of the pitches.
All we can do is wish Arthur well and hope that he returns to action asap. Because we will need him during the run-in as we chase down a Champions League spot.