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£30m West Ham new boy Nayef Aguerd suffers serious looking ankle injury which forces him off against Rangers

The £30m West Ham new boy Nayef Aguerd has suffered a serious looking ankle injury which has forced him off against Rangers.

West Ham boss David Moyes has this evening been rocked by a potentially major blow on the eve of the new Premier League season.

The Hammers are taking on Rangers at Ibrox as both clubs ramp up preparations for the season which is now just over two weeks away.

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And the game appears to have come at a real cost for Moyes’ Hammers.

Because £30m West Ham new boy Aguerd has suffered a serious looking ankle injury which has forced him off against Rangers.

Aguerd endured a shaky start to the game and was forced into a last ditch sliding tackle after his mis-control allowed the Gers through on goal.

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£30m West Ham new boy Nayef Aguerd suffers serious looking ankle injury which forces him off against Rangers

Aguerd went to ground to make the tackle but twisted his ankle in the process.

The player instantly signalled to the West Ham bench and was in pain on the floor for several minutes.

The Moroccan international could be seen shaking his head in disbelief and had to be helped off the Ibrox pitch by West Ham’s medical staff.

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It looks a sore one for Aguerd but is clearly too soon to speculate on how long he might be out for with the game still going on.

Former Hammers defender Rufus Brevett was on co-commentary for the game and remarked that the injury looked a worrying one.

West Ham do of course have Angelo Ogbonna as a left-footed centre-back and Issa Diop and Craig Dawson as cover.

Aguerd. Photo: West Ham United FC

But after splashing out £30m on the new man from Rennes it comes as a concerning blow and is so typical of West Ham’s bad luck with injuries.

It will undoubtedly be one of the first things Moyes is asked about after the game.

So Hammers fans will be keeping everything crossed that it perhaps isn’t as bad as it looked.

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