West Ham’s medical chief has confirmed a race against time for Jarrod Bowen to be fit for Sevilla in a big injury update.
West Ham were beaten 1-0 by Jurgen Klopp’s title challengers at Anfield on Saturday evening.
But the Hammers deserved a draw at the very least after spurning a host of golden chances.
The improved performance came at a cost for West Ham and David Moyes, though, when Bowen was forced off injured.
Moyes said in his post match comments that Bowen had injured his heel but was unsure how serious the knock was.
West Ham fans have been fearing the worst after BBC Match of the Day commentator Steve Wilson revealed Bowen left Anfield in a protective boot and was a doubt for this Thursday’s big Europa League last 16 first leg game against Sevilla.
Supporters have been awaiting official news on Bowen but have not been getting their hopes up given the club’s cursed luck with injuries over the years.
Well there appears to finally have been some rare good news on the injury front for the Hammers with the club confirming a scan showed no significant damage.
But West Ham’s medical chief Richard Collinge has confirmed a race against time for Bowen to be fit for Sevilla in a big injury update.
West Ham medical chief confirms race against time for Jarrod Bowen to be fit for Sevilla
Speaking on West Ham’s official website, Collinge said Bowen will face further assessment ‘in the coming days’ with the clock ticking on the trip to Spain.
“West Ham United can confirm a scan has shown that Jarrod Bowen suffered no significant damage following the injury he picked up at Liverpool on Saturday evening,” West Ham said in a statement.
“The 25-year-old suffered an impact injury to his right heel during a challenge early in the second half at Anfield and, despite attempting to carry on, had to be substituted five minutes later.
“Head of Medical Richard Collinge said: “Jarrod underwent an MRI scan in London on Sunday morning and thankfully no significant injury has occurred. He will continue to be monitored by the medical team and will undergo further examination in the coming days.”
Moyes, the players and everyone connected with West Ham will be keeping their fingers and Hammers crossed in the hope Bowen gets the all clear.