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Lanzini hit by massive injury blow

Manuel Lanzini will miss the World Cup and could be out of West Ham’s 2018-19 season after suffering a ruptured anterior knee ligament injury in training.

Manu has worked his way into the Albiceleste’s first choice team under Jorge Sampaoli and was set to start against Iceland in his country’s opening match in Russia.

But he now faces a long spell on the sidelines and could miss the whole of the 2018/19 season with what is a serious injury.

In a statement the Argentine FA revealed the midfielder the rupture was to his right leg and that he would definitely miss the tournament in Russia.

It said: “Manuel Lanzini, suffered in this morning training session, the rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee.”

And early indications are that the player could be out for the whole of Manuel Pellegrini’s first season at the London Stadium.

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It’s a massive blow to the Hammers which could even force Pellegrini back from Chile to re-asses the club’s targets for the summer.


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12 comments on “Lanzini hit by massive injury blow

  1. Every time he has been called up he comes back crocked.
    Absolutely gutted for him, hate to say it,, but he’ll never be the same again.
    Oh well, being a Hamer is never short of incident.

  2. What a total frickin disaster. Get well soon Manu. Just when things start to look a bit brighter we get another kick in the teeth!

  3. Such sad news for him, he fully deserved his place the Argentina fans loved him as well, terrible for us also but first thoughts to Manu, get well soon !!!

  4. Poor Manu!-what terrible luck, but you will come back fitter and stronger than ever..
    Now that Lanzini is out till Xmas, the Brothers have to find the dough for Pastore, Anderson, and keep Joao Mario for keeps. A real challenge for Pellegrini

  5. Horrendous news, feel bad for Lanzini.

    Now we have to find a replacement, for someone we didn’t budget for. This will with out a doubt make Pellegrini job twice as hard now.

    Are we cursed? I can’t take anymore bad news.

    Sooo depressing.


  6. I’m now going give up and just join the rest of the doom and gloom supporters.

    Where ****ed, if he had a great time World Cup and was sold at least we could replace him. Now we won’t have the moneny to. Our transfer budget won’t be increased because of this news.

    Here comes another ****ty season.

    Bring on thre next bit of bad news.

  7. I hope he gets fixed up soon. Seem to remember Diafra Sakho being “injured” before being sold too. Gutted he’ll miss the WC, could’ve increased his sale price.

  8. Sakho was faking a back injury to get sold.

    This is not that, he was desperate to start for world cup.

    He may never be the same player again now.

  9. Get well soon Manu. I’m sure all Hammers fans feel the same and can’t wait to welcome you back. COYI.

  10. Does the club get an insurance payout or compensation from Argentina because of the injury whilst on international duty?

  11. Let’s hope the injury isn’t as bad as some have reported and Lanzini recovers soon……

  12. Best Wishes to Manu for a speedy recovery – big blow to the player and WHU

    Good to see messages of support from team mates on social media

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