ExWHUemployee delivered a grim fitness update on West Ham United ace Arthur Masuaku, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast last night (Sunday May 9th).
The 27-year-old spent nearly four months on the sidelines after undergoing knee surgery in December last year.
Arthur returned to action for the Hammers at the start of last month for our match against Wolves. He impressed at Molineux and again at home to Leicester a week later.
Since then, however, Masuaku has missed West Ham’s games against Newcastle United, Chelsea, Burnley and Everton.
The Democratic Republic of Congo international has been struggling with a build up of fluid around the knee that was operated on (ExWHUemployee).
Arthur Masuaku injury blow
The 27-year-old has been a hugely key figure at the London Stadium this season. David Moyes will be desperate to get the wing-back fit again and back involved with the match-day squads.
ExWHUemployee suggested that there is a chance Arthur will not play again this season, however, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast last night (Sunday May 9th):
“Masuaku, as I said last week, he played a couple of games for us after a knee operation and I think he may have been rushed back too soon because his knee has fluid around it and it has had to be drained off. He hasn’t trained as far as I know this week, so he may not play again this season. I don’t know for certain, I’m guessing a bit on that one. But he may be out for the rest of the season.”
With Aaron Cresswell now a doubt after limping off against Everton, not having Arthur to call upon for our final three games will be a huge blow.
It is even more frustrating for West Ham considering the fact that when Arthur missed the Newcastle game, his problem was thought to be not too serious.
Oh well. It seems as though lady luck has avoided us once again. The Hammers have had to deal with injuries to key players at the most crucial point of the season.
Hopefully we can muddle through, win our last three games and qualify for Europe. Because that is the very least that the players deserve after their efforts this season.