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West Ham media officer hits back at Sun story over Jesse Lingard injury and allays fears
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West Ham media officer hits back at Sun story over Jesse Lingard injury and allays fears

West Ham United’s head of media has brilliantly trolled The Sun over claims Jesse Lingard is injured.

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Hearts were in mouths when Lingard limped off late on in West Ham’s roller coaster 3-2 defeat to Newcastle on Saturday.

West Ham fans feared the worst with the club already nursing injuries to key players.

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Sun report suggests Lingard faces long spell out

David Moyes told the press after the game he believed Lingard was just suffering cramp (whufc.com).

But that did not stop The Sun running a report claiming the Hammers hero ‘hobbled off injured in a blow to West Ham’s Champions League hopes and England’s Euro plans’.

The inference from The Sun was that Lingard could be out for some time.

But Ben Campbell, West Ham’s head of media, has hit back at the report on Twitter – and reassured supporters.

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West Ham media officer hits back and allays Lingard fears

“In other words, it was cramp. #whufc,” Campbell said in response to The Sun’s story on Twitter.

That will come as a huge relief to worried West Ham fans.

Lingard suffered cramp at the end of the game against Wolves recently but he was fine to face Leicester where he put in another man of the match display.

The big focus this week is now the huge Champions League six-pointer against Chelsea.

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Huge week for Hammers as Euro six-pointer looms against busy Chelsea

The Blues have a lot of distractions going into the game – namely the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid just 72 hours after the clash with West Ham.

Chelsea have a big squad of course. But Thomas Tuchel will surely rest key players given his packed fixture list which will now include an FA Cup final distraction too.

West Ham will be without Craig Dawson for the game against Chelsea.

But David Moyes will hope to have both Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku back.

Another advantage for the Hammers is a full week’s rest while Chelsea face Brighton in the Premier League on Tuesday night.

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