West Ham midfielder Josh Cullen, on loan at Charlton Athletic, will have a scan on his ankle.

According to The South London Press, Cullen will have further tests on his ankle to discover the extent of his injury. Cullen was stretchered off against Cardiff City last weekend and he will definitely miss the midweek clash with Luton Town.

Cullen had played every minute of every Championship match since rejoining Lee Bowyer’s men on loan during the summer. However, his Saturday afternoon was cut short on 58 minutes when he had to be substituted. Charlton were leading and the game ended in a 2-2 draw.


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This is a major blow for Cullen’s hopes of convincing West Ham to give him one more chance. The Republic of Ireland international has been in fine form this season, prompting talk that there could be a recall in January.

Cullen has been operating in midfield with energetic, box-to-box performances. Bowyer is a huge fan of the 23-year-old and West Ham are struggling with their current midfield options.

But Cullen’s chances of being recalled by West Ham might have taken a hit with this ankle injury. If he is ruled out for a long time, West Ham might look elsewhere. And with his contract expiring next summer, it has the potential be the end of his time in East London if the results of the scan are not positive.

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