Marko Arnautovic has confirmed in an Instagram update that he is set for a spell on the sidelines.
The West Ham striker posted a picture of himself on an Instagram story, shown by the club’s official Twitter account via a screenshot, where he confirms his injury extent.
“Out for a while”
Arnautovic has been struggling with knocks all season and he has not been at full tilt.
Against Cardiff, he was substituted in the first half, clutching his hamstring.
The Austrian striker then gave the following update in a caption on his Instagram: “Thank [you] so much for all your messages. I will be out for a while. But I will do everything to come back strong and quick.”
Get well soon, Arnie 🙏 pic.twitter.com/uv4WiQNe6X
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) December 5, 2018
How long is he out?
The official diagnosis of Arnautovic’s injury has not been announced yet by any official source.
But The London Evening Standard believes that the 29-year-old will miss the whole of December and return in 2019.
Below are what West Ham fans had to say after their talisman was ruled out for a “while”.
We are going to miss the big man, time for others to step forward and show some of the passion and ability this man shows every performance.
— Ian Blake (@IanBlak43391929) December 5, 2018
Feels like he’s been nursing an injury for a few games and it’s been hampering his performances. A blessing in disguise in my book
— Ant Weeks (@weetbix20) December 5, 2018
Tbh he’s got injured at the right time, easier games and our backup strikers are scoring
— JOE CRONIN⚒ (@joecronin1999) December 5, 2018
Get well soon. West ham need you x
— tania n Foley (@tania241268) December 5, 2018
West Ham in his veins forever ⚒
— wayne (@wayne44308649) December 5, 2018
It was time to rest a bit Aunie. You’ll come back stronger. Time off is good sometimes to think and do some changes personally.
— Luna (@Lunachileusa) December 5, 2018
Terrible news, hopefully not too long, we love you Arnie
— Paul Reilly (@PauloHill16) December 5, 2018
Sort out that dodgy knee while you're at it
— Mark David (@markdavid_91) December 5, 2018