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Bowen facing race against time – report

The Athletic reports that Jarrod Bowen’s injury is worse than first feared, meaning that he could face a race against time to be fit to play Lyon in the Europa League quarter-finals.

The winger appeared to be in line for an England call-up due to his fine form but the injury he sustained against Liverpool has scuppered that.

The new report claims that Bowen has fractured a bone in his foot and the ex-Hull winger could now miss the encounter against Lyon in the quarter-final.

That game is scheduled to take place on April 7th, after the Premier League encounter with Everton.

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The Hammers’ next few games come against Everton, Lyon, Brentford, Lyon, Burnley and Chelsea, and it is not yet clear when Bowen will be back in action.

It is a major blow for the Irons, who were dealt a setback in their bid to qualify for the Champions League on Sunday, as they were beaten 3-1 by Spurs.

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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.