West Ham utility player Arthur Masuaku faces an uncertain run in due to a floating bone in his knee David Moyes has revealed.
Masuaku was not in the squad for West Ham’s win over Watford on Tuesday night.
Moyes had revealed before the game that Masuaku was struggling with a knee injury.
The Hammers utility player has become an unfancied member of the West Ham squad, particularly when used at left-back.
His hapless defensive displays have seen to that.
But with no new arrivals in January Moyes will need every player available for the run in. And Masuaku does offer something different on the left with his pace and skill in a more attacking role.
West Ham player Arthur Masuaku faces uncertain run in due to floating bone in his knee
West Ham could be without him for a period, though, as they decide the best course of action to take after a specialist diagnosed a floating bone in Masuaku’s knee (whufc.com).
“We were not sure whether he was going to need an operation,” Moyes said on the club’s website about Masuaku, who has played 18 times in all competitions this season.
“We’re going to see if we can get through with an injection at the moment and see how it goes.
“He’s got a bit of floating bone in his knee which we’re managing so we’ll have to find out how he goes in the coming weeks and how he is.”
At present, Masuaku’s unavailability is not going to impact West Ham too much.
But the deeper we go into the season Moyes will want to have an array of options available for different games.
Pablo Fornals, Nikola Vlasic and Said Benrahma are all very similar in many ways on that left-hand side.
Masuaku’s pace gives a different option. He is also ideal for left wingback should Moyes need or want to switch at any time.
So let’s hope the issue can be managed.