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Cresswell injury update


cress1Aaron Cresswell looks set to take his place in the Irons team for the next Thursday evening’s Europa Cup clash against NK Domzale.

We have received an early report from Austria that although there’s a chance the medical team may play it safe and let him fully recover from the wicked lunge he suffered towards the end of today’s match against Karlsruher the early view is that he should be ok.

The Hammers players were enraged by the two footed luge on the left back which left him on the ground for a lengthy period before he rose gingerly  and walked away from the action near the end.

Reports were sent after the match by a European based South American journalist who was at the game visiting his Austrian TV presenter girlfriend.

Although the injury is reported to be “very painful” early examinations appear to show no serious damage and as things stand he appears fit to play.

However, the medics will monitor the situation over the next couple of days before making a decision on the player’s involvement.

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  • markro says:

    Certainly looked like it hurt!

  • spyinthesky says:

    This guy seems to be built of titanium, though what the hell is happening when you get tackles like that (the worst he has suffered) in a supposed friendly.

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Not sure why you keep referring to it as a two footed lunge, it was a block tackle perfectly fair in the same way Payet’s was fair on Ronaldo…

  • mooro66uk says:

    Watched it numerous times and still can’t see anything wrong with that tackle. Cressie actually kicks the ball in a block tackle.Their guy doesn’t touch him at all.

  • BrookingtoDevonshire says:

    Same here,I thought both of them went tackled in the same way.

    My other thought was where is Burke ?,not on the bench at all .He came off after 33 mins in the previous friendly. A strange time to come off and can only think he came off injured.

  • Ironworker says:

    I must admit I was a bit upset at the reaction of the other WHU players a bit over the top Creswell should not be going in like that in a friendly – far too dangerous !

    Just glad he is ok !!

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