Jenkinson injury poses big question


It really is quite worrying that Carl Jenkinson was sent home by England under 21 coach Gareth Southgate last week.

And it certainly leaves some possibly awkward questions to be answered as the ‘injury was simply a re0ccurence of the hamstring injury which has blighted his season so far..

The on loan right back from Arsenal missed the start of the season after suffering a hamstring injury on his debut in a pre season friendly Germany.

After a lengthy lay-off he appeared in the QPR game and all looked well until Southgate announced:”Carl has gone back to ¬†West Ham

“He had had a hamstring injury before last weekend and after the game against Queens Park Rangers it had not quite settled down – he has not been able to train with us this week.”

If Southgate and his medical team’s view is correct it’s worrying that he appeared in the QPR game before being allowed to join up with England in the first place.

Let’s hope we are returning to the old days where injuries blight our season.



About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

3 comments on “Jenkinson injury poses big question

  1. That’s not strictly true – he didn’t look 100% against QPR, he kept on checking back inside when you expected him to go round the outside. This has been talked about on here before and it was suggested he didn’t have the confidence to push on because he was protecting the injury – this made a lot of sense to me.

    I looked on Physio Room and it says he had a hamstring injury on August 3rd and again on October 5th, there is no history of hamstring problems before.

    It would appear that the original injury had not been fully sorted out and yes, that is it a bit worrying – someone falling down on the job!

  2. I often notice ‘literals’ in your columns. Check the last line of today’s Sean Whetstone article. Proof reader needed.

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