Diafra Sakho’s back injury will need careful maintaining over the medium and long term as the club bid to overcome what has become a recurring problem for the striker!
The striker is set to be sidelined for between two to six weeks after injuring himself against West Brom and the club are now looking closely at the treatment programme needed by the player.
It was originally thought the problem had been dealt with after the mis-treatment he received on his last excursion into the international arena with Senegal.
But West Ham are now being forced to face up to the fact that this is an ongoing problem for and are looking at all possible solutions.
A Hammers source told ClaretandHugh exclusively: “We hope that three to four months of muscle building might overcome it, but it will still be there.
“He might need an operation at some point and whilst that would put him out for three to four months it would solve the issue 100 per cent.
“We hope that won’t be necessary but all options remain open.”