Irons respond to Tomkins ‘season over’ scare

TomksJames Tomkins is currently being scanned after sustaining a dislocated shoulder in training yesterday.

But sources inside Upton Park have described as “premature” suggestions that the injury could sideline him until the end of the season.

The central defender tumbled awkwardly in a training ground incident and was immediately taken to hospital where the dislocation was corrected.

But it won’t be until later today whether there is any ligament damage which would see him ruled out for several weeks.

ClaretandHugh was told: “We always read the scare stories following an injury but it’s too early to make any sort of judgement until the scans have been studied. hopefully that will be later today.

“Everyone of them varies depending on the ligament situation. He could be back in two weeks or it could be an end of season thing.

“We hope top know the full extent of the injury within the next 24 hours.”


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