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Antonio injury raises questions

Michail Antonio appears to have done more damage to his hamstring during yesterday’s game against Southampton and the withdrawal from action may explain his recent form.

Most would probably agree that he hasn’t been the same player this season – the blinding speed which was once the hallmark of his game has gone and now we may¬† know the answer.

He may never have properly recovered from the injury – at the very least, it raises questions.

Tomorrow or Tuesday will probably bring the the result of a scan but the speed with which it was signalled he needed to leave the pitch yesterday suggests he may be facing another extended absence.

There was no sudden pulling up as he advanced towards goal and when he collapsed it was a big surprise but within a couple of minutes the medic attending him signalled very quickly that he needed to come off.

Nobody can make any hard and fast judgements but on the face of it that doesn’t look encouraging and the¬†number of injuries this season has been alarming in the extreme – a situation that again needs addressing urgently.

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3 comments on “Antonio injury raises questions

  1. Does anyone have any facts on the number of injuries each club has sustained during this season? I’d love to know how we compare to other clubs, and whether we have a problem, or if this number of injuries is par for the course.

    • To be honest I don’t think it’s just a West Ham thing, I look on the physio room every now and again and there’s loads of injuries for each team. I think we’re a little unlucky with the length of some of the injuries and the likes of Carroll who’s always injured. I think we just lack depth through lack of investment that’s why it hurts us so much. Looking at our bench yesterday i was happy to see youngsters getting there chance to be on the bench but had we been losing, we didn’t have much to change it around.

  2. You could look on this website.


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