West Ham attacker Andriy Yarmolenko has tested positive for Covid-19 whilst away on international duty with Ukraine (Claret and Hugh).

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The Hammers have already had issues with the global health crisis. David Moyes, Josh Cullen and Issa Diop all tested positive in September before a Carabo Cup clash with Hull City at the London Stadium.

West Ham have had some tough luck in recent weeks.

We have been flying in the league, but Michail Antonio’s injury against Manchester City threatened to derail our campaign.

Angelo Ogbonna was the next name to suffer an injury blow as he left the field against Fulham with a calf problem.

David Moyes’s already thin squad is now stretched to the limit. But things have just got even worse.

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Andriy Yarnmolenko has tested positive for Covid-19 whilst away on international duty with Ukraine.

The 31-year-old has not been a regular starter this season, but he is still a very important squad member. The former Borussia Dortmund ace is Jarrod Bowen’s backup in the right wing position.

Losing him for two weeks whilst he isolates will be an undoubted blow to West Ham and David Moyes.

Let’s just hope that the likes of Antonio and Ogbonna are available for selection when we take on Sheffield united next weekend.

Yarmolenko’s enforced isolation has come at a really bad time. Hopefully it doesn’t end up costing us over the next couple of games.

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