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Wolves star with similar injury to Declan Rice is ruled out for the season as West Ham medic provides update
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Wolves star with similar injury to Declan Rice is ruled out for the season as West Ham medic provides update

A Wolverhampton Wanderers star with a similar injury to West Ham United ace Declan Rice has been ruled out for the season.

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West Ham talisman and ever present Rice picked up a knee injury playing for England against Poland.

The player posted an upbeat message on social media saying he has already started his rehab and will be “back in no time”.

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Fears Rice could miss the rest of the season with knee injury

But West Ham fans have been fearing Rice could miss the rest of what promises to be the club’s best season for 35 years.

And that would be a big blow to West Ham’s Champions League hopes.

Particularly after the Hammers moved up to fourth place with a 3-2 victory at Wolves in Rice’s absence.

Rumours and speculation claim Rice will be out for anything between one and two months. And that’s IF he doesn’t require surgery for the lateral knee ligament injury.

If Rice is back within a month then he could play some part in the final games of the West Ham’s season.

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Wolves star with similar injury to Rice is ruled out for the season

But one look at last night’s opposition Wolves will give West Ham cause for concern.

That’s after Wolves star Jonny was ruled out for the rest of the season with a similar injury to Rice.

Wolves announced ahead of the West Ham game that Jonny suffered a fresh injury to his knee ligaments in training (Wolves website).

The player will need surgery and Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo confirmed on Sky Sports before kick off that he will miss the last eight games of the season.

Rice will be a huge miss for West Ham while he is out and a major concern for England boss Gareth Southgate ahead of the Euros too.

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West Ham medical chief provides Rice update

West Ham’s head of medical services Richard Collinge provided an update on Rice telling “It was a rather innocuous challenge which has caused the injury but unfortunately these things happen in football.

“Declan has approached the situation positively and in an exemplary manner which is no surprise to us, while he’s in peak physical condition and we hope that will assist with his return to action. We started his rehabilitation immediately as we all target a full and speedy recovery.”

The player will clearly not want to risk returning too soon and inadvertently rule himself out of the Euros.

West Ham fans and David Moyes can only hope Rice is a quick healer and the damage in the knee is minor.

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