There is concern over Jarrod Bowen and Danny Ings as the injuries pile up for West Ham after the Newcastle draw.

West Ham went into the 1-1 draw missing striker Gianluca Scamacca, key defender Kurt Zouma and summer signing Maxwel Cornet.

The Hammers got a boost with the speedy return of new arrival Ings after he injured his knee 20 seconds into his West Ham debut against Everton.

Alphonse Areola was not named among the West Ham substitutes at St James’ Park.

And David Moyes confirmed the reason for that was the Frenchman has injured his hamstring in training ahead of the game.

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To make matters worse for West Ham, German defender Thilo Kehrer was withdrawn at half-time with – as reported on Sky Sports during the match – an unspecified injury issue.

Vladimir Coufal was withdrawn late on with cramp.

But most worrying could be potential issues with two of West Ham’s forwards.

There is concern over Bowen and Ings as the injuries pile up for West Ham after the Newcastle draw.

Bowen was seen limping for much of the second half and although he played on to the finish he could not sprint at full speed and was almost anonymous in the last 20 minutes. He still worked hard for the team but was clearly struggling.

West Ham fans will just be praying Bowen suffered an impact injury that will not keep him out.

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Ings came on and within minutes went down clutching what appeared to be his knee. The £15m West Ham signing was also then seen walking gingerly and struggling to run for around five minutes.

Given Ings finished the Everton match despite picking up his knee injury, we can read nothing into the fact he too finished the match.

Again we can only hope that is also an impact injury.

Moyes will have to hope he can start to get some players back as soon as possible with games against Chelsea and Spurs on the horizon.

Fingers and Hammers crossed for some much-needed good news on the injury front.


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