West Ham United have been dealt an absolute hammer Michail Antonio blow, with a report suggesting that his knee injury is actually worse than first feared.
The Hammers forward hasn’t been in good form this season, but his injury is still far from ideal, and we will be due financial compensation from FIFA, although it will be scant consolation in the long run.
It was originally thought that the 33-year-old would miss around three months of action due to the injury he sustained when playing for Jamaica.
However, it now seems like it could be a whole lot worse than that, and it’s terrible news for West Ham United…
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Michail Antonio knee injury worse than first though
According to The Telegraph, the Jamaica international could be set to miss NINE months of action because of his knee ligament injury.
Whilst Antonio has been really poor this season, he’s still a vital squad member and a very useful option off the bench for Moyes.
The only good news is that the Hammers will now be forced to sign a new striker in the January transfer window.
But what if the right man for the job isn’t available? Will Moyes repeat his Danny Ings mistake and just sign someone for the sake of it? I certainly hope not.
The Michail Antonio knee injury news was hugely concerning when it emerged on Saturday, but things might be a whole lot worse than was first feared.
If the 33-year-old is forced to miss nine months of action, his career at the very highest level could well be over.
As a few people have mentioned already, hopefully this will be a blessing in disguise for us in the long-term, but in the short-term, we’ll certainly miss Antonio as an option from the bench at the very least.