West Ham insider ExWHUemployee has claimed that Ryan Fredericks could be out for up to seven weeks.
Ryan Fredericks has unfortunately been ruled out for between 4-7 weeks. The club are exploring right back options. Loan most likely
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) January 6, 2020
The 27-year-old limped off during the first-half against Gillingham in the FA Cup last night.
Fredericks hasn’t been the most consistent of performers this season, but having him unavailable for such a lengthy period of time will be a real worry for West Ham boss David Moyes.
The Scot has Pablo Zabaleta to choose from during Fredericks’ absence, and considering the fact that the South American is 35, that could be a big problem.
The Hammers’ have some really tough games coming up this month. They face Sheffield United away, Everton at home, Leicester City away and Liverpool at home over the course of the next 23 days.
Surely West Ham must sign an established right-back this month.
Whether the owners will back Moyes and provide him with adequate funds to strengthen, however, remains to be seen.