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Cresswell injury update

Aaron Cresswell is set for a scan this morning with near certain fears that he has damaged his hamstring.

Cress was withdrawn eight minutes into  the second half of the game against Leicester City yesterday (Sun) to be replaced by Fabian Balbuena.

It looked immediately as though he had a hamstring problem and we now understand that to be the case.

He will be scanned today (Mon) and although all fingers are crossed it seems there’s an acceptance that he’s the latest Hammer to be looking at a spell on the sidelines following injuries to Declan Rice and of course Mikey Antonio.

It now seems probable that Ben Johnson will play a significant part in the remaining games of the season at left back.

Ben appeared as a sub yesterday and produced a very decent performance  over the last nine minutes of the game when he took over from Mark Noble when the Foxes were intensely dangerous.

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6 comments on “Cresswell injury update

  1. Don’t really see the need for Johnson to play from the start. We have our left wing back back from injury and 4 fit centre halfs. Back 3 / 5 evidently the way to go, especially to compensate for our weakened midfield without rice.

  2. Just hope Arthur doesn’t get another run out, he cannot help himself from doing stupid things when defending, not just the goal he gave away, but several other hear stopping situations. Luckily Ben was covering him.

  3. As much as I am enjoying this seasons run I was always concerned that we would hit the wall due to a roster that should have been strengthened during the transfer window. Now its come and bitten our arse. Lets be realistic we have enjoyed our success for two reasons – the obvious squad camaraderie and the fact that the top clubs (including City) were all over the place during the opening weeks of the season. That was happenstance.
    However, it was shear incompetence to believe that we could rely upon two strikers MA and AY both with massive injury issues. I cannot believe that we couldn’t find a single striker from somewhere in Europe or the UK.

    I fear that we have blow our best chance to qualify for Europe and the Top clubs wont be so generous with their points next season.

    Where is your courage GSB what happened to “a new era in Europe”

    • We did find strikers we were interested in. However, some were not interested in us, others were ridiculously priced for what they were. Most would only have been expensive, short term fixes.
      We seem to be scoring plenty without signing anyone. It’s conceding we’re having problems with.
      It seems to me “a new era in Europe” is exactly what we’re headed for next season.

  4. Agree with Eddy. Masuaku is a self inflicted calamity always waiting to happen!

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