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David Gold dispels Hammers hamstring injury curse

goldA West Ham supporter asked David Gold why we are plagued with hamstring injuries but the Hammers chairman has dispelled the urban myth.

A fan called Ross asked Gold: “Why do we seem to get more hamstring injuries than other clubs and they are always long term injuries as well?”

Gold replied “It might ‘seem’ like we have more hamstring injuries than other clubs but statistically this is not true. dg”

A quick check of Physioroom.com confirms what Gold is saying, the Hammers have suffered just four hamstring related injuries this season (Diafra Sakho 27th Nov, Winston Reid 30th Oct, Sam Byram 1st Oct and Sofiane Feghouli 7th Aug) In total West Ham have suffered 30 injuries since July, some of them involving the same player twice and in the cases of the unlucky Winston ReidĀ and Havard Nordtveit three times each.

In comparison Arsenal have had six hamstring injuries this season (with three of those in the month of November alone) from 25 injuries in total since July. Stoke City have had nine hamstring injuries this season, three of which hit them within the last 30 days from a total of 27 injuries this season so far. Also spare a thought for Southampton who had five hamstring injuries on separate players in the spate of two weeks in October this season. Liverpool have had 45 injuries in total this season since July putting them way above us in the league of injuries.

As fans we always believe our injuries are much worst than anyone else in the Premier League, in the same way we also believe we are always last game to be shown on Match of the Day. Both are often NOT TRUE!

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

One comment on “David Gold dispels Hammers hamstring injury curse

  1. What is more relevant is that 3 of the 4 are key players coupled with our lack of cover and quality. We don’t have any cover at r/b, we have limited cover at c/h (tomkins sale relevant to both) and now sakho ( who would have been sold if fit). Our transfer policy worries me- especially when Obiang could have gone too if we had had the right offer. January is key- we need to talk less about targets and deliver more. Coyi.

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