Hammers boss David Moyes has given an injury update on a West Ham United trio ahead of the huge end to season.
West Ham’s easy 4-0 win over Norwich City was marred by a triple injury blow to key players on Sunday.
The Hammers ran out comfortable victors at already relegated Norwich with a brace from Said Benrahma, a first Premier League goal for Michail Antonio since New Year’s Day and a Manuel Lanzini penalty.
In many ways this was the perfect game for West Ham after Thursday’s bitter Europa League semi-final disappointment.
But the match came at a cost for Moyes.
Antonio was substituted at half-time with what looked like a hip injury.
Craig Dawson has to be withdrawn in the second half having collided with advertising hoardings.
And two-goal Benrahma looked the most serious of the lot with a painful looking foot injury which saw the Algerian have to be helped off the pitch and leave the stadium on crutches.
Seven words in particular from Hammers boss Moyes will reassure supporters, though.
Moyes gave an injury update on the West Ham trio ahead of the huge end to season.
And the Scot sounded confident the knocks were not too bad.
‘I don’t think’ David Moyes gives injury update on West Ham trio ahead of huge end to season
“Well they’ve all taken knocks,” Moyes confirmed after the Norwich game (whufc.com).
“Mich’s got a knock on his hip, Daws took one in the calf and Said – I think it’s his ankle – I’ve not had a chance to see Said’s yet – look hopefully they’ll all be ok.
“I don’t think they look that serious.”
That’s good news from the manager ahead of two massive games against Man City and Brighton.
The Man City game at the London Stadium on Sunday has plenty at stake with West Ham trying to leapfrog Man United into sixth spot and a Europa League place while Pep Guardiola’s side are gunning for the title.
It will also be Mark Noble’s emotional farewell in front of the supporters who have watched him for the last 18 years.
Ahead of the game Antonio appears to have dropped a major injury hint.
And Man City have been hit by a defensive injury crisis as confirmed by Guardiola himself.