ExWHUemployee has claimed that the injury suffered by Angelo Ogbonna isn’t thought to be too serious.

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The experienced Italian centre-back had to go off against Fulham last night after 63 minutes.

And many Hammers fans feared the worst after the 32-year-old reacted furiously, storming off down the tunnel in the process.

Ogbonna has been an absolute rock for West Ham over the past couple of years.

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Angelo Ogbonna (Photo by John Walton – Pool/Getty Images)

Signed from Juventus in the summer of 2015 for around £10 million (BBC), the Italian centre-back has proven himself to be a real fan favourite. And his calm and reassuring presence at the back is vital to the way David Moyes’ side defend.

With that in mind, it was a worrying moment when Ogbonna limped off at the London Stadium last night with half an hour still to play.

ExWHUemployee provides positive Angelo Ogbonna injury update

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Angelo Ogbonna in action (Photo by CLIVE BRUNSKILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The Hammers insider has allayed everyone’s fears today by claiming that the 32-year-old’s injury is not thought to be serious and that the club are hopeful that he will be available for the game against Sheffield United after the international break.

That really is great news. A fit Ogbonna is pivotal to our chances of success this season.

The Italy international is a real leader on the pitch for us. And that is hugely important when Mark Noble isn’t playing. It’s just a shame for him that he will not be able to represent his country during the two-week international break.

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