West Ham are awaiting the scan report on Diafra Sakho with baited breath on what they admit is a “fearful” day.
The striker is expected to learn the extent of his injury issue today after being forced off with a thigh problem on Saturday against West Brom.
Speculation over the player’s problem has been intense since with many media outlets claiming he could easily be out of action until February.
That remains unknown but the acute sense of anxiety hanging over his position inside the club is almost palpable this morning given the importance of the striker to the system of play developed by Slaven Bilic.
A senior source – speaking exclusively to us this morning – said: “We honestly don’t know how bad things may be and won’t until after the scan results come back. We hope there are no delays because of bruising.
“The scan will be done this afternoon but we are all fearful of the outcome given his importance to our squad.”