Antonio injury fears rise after scan


Michail Antonio will have for another scan to confirm the severity of what is now believed to be a Grade 111 hamstring injury

However, it looks certain – despite there being blood strains on the first scan result – that he has suffered a muscle tear that will put him out of the game for four months and require surgery.

However, there seems little doubt that the worst case scenario is at had and most insiders are pretty well convinced that a hospital visit will be required.

If it is indeed torn then he will face surgery similar to that he received on his other leg when sustaining a similar injury.

We were today by ‘phone from an insider at the club: “It’s really doesn’t look very good at all and it now seems liknot a good looking scan and our worst fears look almost certain that he ill require surgery on the injury.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Dom says:

    Hundred and eleven grade tear sounds worse than usual. Not surprised though, The way he went down, I thought it looked far worse than usual hamstring injuries.

    West Ham wouldn’t be West Ham without a couple of season ending injuries by September.

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Wish him all the best in his recovery, hope there is an alternative also to surgery get well soon Mich !!!

  • Zahama says:

    Antonio is one of my favourite players – i really feel gutted for him

    Hugh please pass our best wishes for a speedy recovery via your contacts

  • Paul Lewis says:

    Uhfortunately as much as I do like his effort, he will never be fit enough to play a whole season without getting injured. He is much too muscle bound for the way he plays the game, which is a shame.

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