Irons wait but player makes his mind up


Britain West Ham ValenciaEnner Valencia will undergo an operation if needed to as a result of his injury against Everton.

However, such has been the bruising surrounding the affected area that medics have so far been unable to decide exactly what’s wrong.

He will be examined and scanned again over the weekend and see a top consultant on Monday who is expected to deliver a decision .

He may well have suffered a recurrence of the knee/ankle injury which sidelined him for 12 weeks before he saw action against Watford and The Toffees.

A source close to the player explained to ClaretandHugh that he s getting pain from between the knee and ankle but at this stage no one can be sure where it’s originating from or its cause given the bruising when he was last scanned.

However, we were told: “It’s fair to say that should  an operation prove necessary the player will go ahead with it.”

We  reported last night that Enner chose not to take that option on the last occasion but is set to take club advice this time around should surgery be recommended.

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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!"

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