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West Ham pay out £10m to injured stars

West Ham have been forced to pay out just under £10m to their crocked stars in the first half of the season. 

New research from insurance broker JLT Speciality has found that the Irons have been the hardest hit of any club by injuries, suffering 41 injuries across the team!

That’s five more than second-placed Arsenal and 17 more than lowest-hit Brighton.

Only Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Everton have had to pay out more than the Hammers to crocked players.

Throughout 2017-18 West Ham have had injured players unavailable for a staggering 993 days.

The likes of Manuel Lanzini, Marko Arnautovic, Andy Carroll and Winston Reid have all been out for periods this season and David Moyes is sure to be thanking his lucky stars that the likes of Lanzini, Arnie and Michail Antonio are getting back to full fitness.

About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.
 

3 comments on “West Ham pay out £10m to injured stars

  1. next to no pre-season (apart from a bit of jogging and walking) and rubbish training session for best part of 2 years. changing that to high intensity would increase chances of injury in the short term but hopefully we’re on the right track now with moyes and his team and we can get back to a proper level of fitness. COYI

    • Yes Master agree with that, once the players adapt to the intensity and particularly next season after a tough pre-season we should see the difference hopefully. It may sound bad but the injuries in recent time have been the players really pushing themselves on the field and in some cases playing through them, which shows real commitment.

      Good article by the way Dave, its a lot of wasted wages, we would have been paying them anyway but it underlines how much we have been without our higher paid players. I hope Huggil proves to be a success although AC is the best at what he does a player that was available most of the season and a pain in more ways than just aerially would probably be more productive for us than AC.

  2. I’m convinced that many injured players are imagining themselves to injuries. The pressures involved for them to keep performing at maximum ability may seem strange to those of us that played for love of the game.

    How else does one explain how fit young men get injured within seconds of kicking off after all the warm-ups and stretching they do today? Sure it can happen on a rare occasion but with the likes of Sturridge and, our own Andy Carroll, it happens too often to be coincidence surely?

    Then we see that the team that has the lowest days lost to injury is newly promoted Brighton with players that are probably just delighted to be playing PL football and wanting to ensure they stay there and in the team to maximise their earnings. Who was it that gave Andy Carroll a guarantee of earnings with a 6 year contract…?

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