West Ham get a fresh injury scare ahead of Man City clash as key star Vladimir Coufal is forced out on international duty.
Depending on other results, West Ham can actually go back to the top of the fledgling Premier League table with a win over Manchester City in Saturday’s 3pm kick-off.
Ahead of the game, though, West Ham may have some injury doubts.
West Ham get fresh injury scare ahead of Man City clash as key star Vladimir Coufal is forced out on international duty
Ward-Prowse, who has a goal and three assists in his first four West Ham games, was sent for a scan and given the week off. He is expected back at Rush Green today depending on how he has recovered in the last seven days.
Now West Ham have had a fresh injury scare ahead of the Man City clash as key star Vladimir Coufal is forced out on international duty.
Coufal, who is West Ham’s only viable bonafide right-back option, was not in the Czech Republic squad for their draw against Hungary.
Concerning if “small” injury keeps Coufal out for what promises to be his toughest test of the season
And reports in his homeland state the Hammers star has picked up a small injury which kept him out of the game. The reports also stated Coufal remained in the Czech Republic for treatment rather than travel to Budapest for the match. The Czech squad was one man short as a result.
Details on the nature of the injury are sketchy and West Ham will undoubtedly be keen to take a look at Coufal themselves to assess it.
The fact the injury is being described as “small” is obviously reassuring. But even minor injuries can keep players out for a week or two.
And Coufal’s absence would be felt against a team like Manchester City with the quality they have down that side in Jack Grealish, Phil Foden and co.
Let’s hope Coufal will be well rested and recovered for arguably his toughest assignment of the season so far.