Diangana injury scare update


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Grady Diangana – having scored in West Brom’s 3-2 win over Birmingham City on Saturday suffered a suspected hamstring injury but there was growing confidence this morning that it is not a major issue.

And given the Hammers midfield issues right now it seems he could be available for action – AT THE VERY LATEST – by mid to late January should the Hammers decide to recall him from The Hawthorns.

Boss Slaven Bilic commented after the match:  “He is having a scan. It shouldn’t be something big, big, big. He pulled it but it’s not like a big one (Injury). It shouldn’t be.”

And our own contacts in the midlands revealed that there were big hopes he could be back within two weeks although the worse case scenario envisaged was a late January return.

The Hammers have a clause in his loan deal which allows the club to recall him between January 1 – 14 but Manuel Pelegrini has indicated in the past that he’s unlikely to enforce it.

However, that could change should results go the wrong way against Crystal Palace on Boxing Day and Leicester City on December 28.

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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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