West Ham star Vladimir Coufal speaks out after the big injury blow that looks set to rule him out of the club’s extremely busy March.
West Ham confirmed this week that struggling Czech right-back Coufal has had successful surgery on a groin hernia injury.
According to the Hammers, the 29-year-old has been troubled by an ongoing problem and, following specialist consultation, underwent an operation in London on Thursday morning.
As reported by Hammers News this morning, the injury looks set to rule Coufal out for around four weeks.
And that means the right-back will miss West Ham’s March madness.
The next month promises to be one of West Ham’s the busiest and most important months of the club’s season.
Coufal seems set to miss at least seven games over the next month starting with Wolves this weekend and including the FA Cup tie at Southampton, trips to Liverpool, Villa and Spurs in the league and both legs of West Ham’s tough Europa League last 16 tie with Sevilla.
For many West Ham fans the injury issue explains a lot.
Coufal has been a shadow of the swashbuckling and tough tackling right-back Hammers supporters fell in love with last season.
West Ham star Vladimir Coufal speaks out after big injury blow rules him out of March madness
And now West Ham star Coufal has spoken out after the big injury blow vowing he will come back stronger than before.
“I will come back stronger than before,” Coufal said in a Twitter post replying to West Ham announcement which has since been deleted.
Let’s hope so Vlad because a fully fit and in form Coufal is quite simply one of West Ham’s most important players.
We must also hope his big Czech mate Tomas Soucek can rediscover his own best form too.
The pair have been well below the very high standards they have set for themselves for club and country.
It will be a major boost if Coufal can get back for the last two months of the campaign. All the better if he and Soucek hit top form at the same time.