Grim news on Balbuena

Fabian Balbuena has been ruled out of action for between six and eight weeks after undergoing surgery today (Thurs).

The Paraguayan central defender was thought to be on his way back until ClaretadHugh revealed earlier this  week that he’d suffered a setback and could face an operation.

Sadly the second option became a reality today when the manager revealed that he had been forced to go under the knife.

However, there is no decision at this stage as the whether the situation will force the  manager into the transfer market for a new central defender as the dressing room starts to resemble a scene from ‘Casualty.’

The manager said: “Fabian was starting this week working with our team but in the second day he felt pain in his knee, the same knee that had the injury before, so I think today he had surgery on his miniscus and he will be out for around six-eight weeks.”

Asked if the club would be moving for a central defender in his absence he declared: “It’s not linked, one thing with the other one.

But having so many players – with Fabian we have nine or 10 players with long injuries – we will see what we will do but for the moment we have not taken any decisions.”


About Hugh5outhon1895

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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

2 comments on “Grim news on Balbuena

  1. Bad news and a big loss over the next weeks , however i am confident that Oggy will step up to the task once he and Diop gel together. In hindsight maybe a further year contract for Ginge would have been a good move. Just a thought !!. Still think we may get a result on Saturday. Still very confident for the rest of season, haven’t felt like this for a long while. COYI

  2. Hope he gets well soon the general is our best defender imho, we have Oxford in the u23’s he can do the job if needed and maybe it will perk him up and get him to commit his future.

Comments are closed.