ExWHUemployee provided an injury update on Michail Antonio when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast last night (Tuesday, April 6th).
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The 31-year-old Hammers ace tweaked his hamstring inside the first half an hour of our game against Wolves on Monday night.
It has become a common theme for Michy this season.
The fact that the West Ham owners and David Moyes failed to strengthen the centre-forward department in January now looks even more crazy than it did at the time.
Antonio looked in great form during the first 30 minutes against Wolves up until the inevitable happened.
The former Nottingham Forest ace is a player who relies on his incredible pace, power and explosiveness. He quite simply isn’t the same when he holds back in fear of injuring his hamstrings.
We need Michy fit and firing between now and the end of the season if we are to have any chance of qualifying for the Champions League.
David Moyes will be desperate for the 31-year-old to be ok for the run-in. Antonio is the only recognised senior centre-forward at the London Stadium. So it would be a disaster if he is ruled out for a few games.
Michail Antonio injury update provided by ExWHUemployee
It is still unclear as to whether the 31-year-old will be fit to face Leicester on Sunday.
Ex shared a detailed update on the powerful West Ham forward, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast last night (Tuesday, April 6th):
“Antonio, the feeling yesterday was that it wasn’t too serious. They wanted to have a scan, they thought it was ok but they wanted him to come off as a precaution. He’s been told by the club to alert them to when he feels anything slight so they can take him off. He had a scan today and from what I’m hearing there is a second scan or perhaps it’s not as easy as it was yesterday. They are going to do a second check to see the extent of it.”
Let’s hope that the second scan shows no damage. It would be just our luck to lose Antonio just as he seems to have found his peak level.
Let’s not forget we will be without Declan Rice for at least four weeks as well.
Hopefully the rest of the squad can stand up and be counted. We have the chance of a lifetime to qualify for the Champions League.
And it would be such a shame if the West Ham owners’ failure to strengthen the squad in January ends up costing us a place inside the top four.