Hammers Star Faces Lengthy Spell on Sidelines

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West Ham midfielder Edson Alvarez could be facing a lengthy absence from the pitch due to a hamstring injury, casting a shadow over the Hammers’ pre-season preparations. The Mexican was visibly upset when leaving the pitch following the injury which was sustained during his country’s match against Michail Antonio’s Jamaica.

Alvarez needed to be carried from the pitch during the first half of the match, thus ruling him out for the remainder of the tournament and leaving a cloud over his availability for West Ham.

In an interview with WestHam Zone Dr. Rajpal Brar, a sports scientist and physical therapy specialist, has analysed footage of Alvarez’s injury during Mexico’s Copa America match against Jamaica. Brar has described the injury as a “high intensity hamstring setback,” suggesting a potentially serious issue.

According to Dr. Brar, the severity of the injury could necessitate surgery, which would significantly impact Alvarez’s recovery time. In this scenario, Alvarez could be side-lined for up to three months.

This varies greatly from the 3-7 weeks early estimates which were reported following Edson’s injury. The news almost certainly rules out any potential transfer to Manchester United who were rumoured to be interested in signing the midfielder. Alvarez enjoyed two seasons at Ajax alongside current Man United manager Erik ten Hag who is believed to be the catalyst behind the approach to West Ham.

Edson Alvarez has become a key player for West Ham, earning the respect and admiration of the fans. His absence would be a major blow to the team’s midfield.

While Dr. Brar’s analysis raises concerns, West Ham has yet to officially confirm the extent of the injury or indeed the need for surgery.

West Ham supporters will be eagerly awaiting official updates on Alvarez’s condition.

In the meantime we all wish him a speedy recovery

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