ExWHUemployee has claimed that that Michail Antonio returning to action for West Ham United before the end of the season is doubtful.
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The 31-year-old attacker injured his hamstring against Wolves at the start of this month.
It’s the third time he has sustained that exact injury this season.
Heading into the second half of the season with Antonio as our only recognised centre-forward was a kamikaze move.
Whoever is to blame for that decision isn’t entirely clear, but we all have a very good idea.
And West Ham’s failure to sign a striker in January is now coming back to bite us.
Without Michy leading the line, we lack any kind of physicality that is desperately needed in certain games. Games like the one against Chelsea yesterday and the one away at Burnley next week.
Michail Antonio injury update shared by ExWHUemployee
The former Nottingham Forest man relies on his explosive pace and power. With his fragile hamstrings, however, he has to be so careful when bursting into a sprint.
Ex took to Twitter last night and admitted that he is doubtful that Antonio will actually play again this season:
As good as Antonio has been for us, it is obvious to see now that we can’t rely on him to play more than 20/25 games per season.
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David Moyes must realise this and bring at least two top class strikers to the London Stadium in the summer.
Whether the West Ham board back the Scot to the hilt in the transfer market, however, remains to be seen.