CandH Exclusive: DS reveals “serious injuries”

David-Sullivan-arrives-at-006David Sullivan has revealed exclusively to ClaretandHugh that Cheik Kouyate and Winston Reid have been playing with “serious injuries” and are heading for surgery now the Hammers are safe!
The co chairman – delighted with the performance and the outcome of last night’s game – was also full of praise for manager Slaven Bilic after watching him introduce a new defensive system which stopped the earlier goals avalanche.
Speaking to CandH this afternoon (Saturday) he said: ” Players like Reid and Kayoute have been playing with serious injuries that need operations.
“Now we are safe Kayoute will be operated on this week. We hope Reid can hang on for one more game until Angelo¬†Ogbonna is back.”
Hats off to the manager for coming to terms with our defensive problems. That was always the problem and he’s made changes in defence which have made a huge difference.”
David was delighted to see the London Stadium rocking like never before against Spurs and added: “We said it will take time, but the LS is starting to feel like home.
WELL DONE TO THE WHOLE TEAM, as it was a team effort and to the supporters who surely lifted the team last night.¬†It was the best atmosphere and win at the stadium, let’s hope there are many, many more next season.”

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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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  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Get well soon Chiekh, lets see Nordveidt play the last two games of the season COYI !!!

  • North Bay Hammer says:

    Is it my imagination or do we can rally have the most injury prone team in the Premier League? I’m dreading the start of the pre-season schedule, knowing that at least one of our new signings/top players is going to miss x amount of weeks after suffering a freak/unique/unlucky injury!

    • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

      I put it down to poor conditioning and a bit of bad luck, I sound like a broken record but the reason Chelsea and Tottenham nor clubs like Barcelona or Bayern don’t have similar problems is because their players are fitter so the day to day / match to match activities do not fatigue them in the same way our players suffer. As a former endurance athlete I know that the body can adapt to extremes of exercise and you can do the seemingly impossible on a day to day basis provided you fuel the body correctly and have adequate sleep to heal the body.

  • Hammer64 says:

    It certainly feels that way North Bay. And it seems to be us (OK plus the Gooners) who are affected every season. Somebody will tell me we are no worse than other clubs. But I have been looking on the injury league table on that physio room site & we have been near the top all season. Just bad luck maybe.

    • North Bay Hammer says:

      I can see it now, West Ham sign Messi or Ronaldo, only for them to suffer career-ending ligament damage at a pre-season game at Bishops Stortford!

  • Michael Miller says:

    That’s all well and good but what about the Pop-Up Bars running out of beer last night – unforgiveable!

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