The news just got a whole lot worse for the Hammers this evening when the extent of Manu Lanzini’s injury became known.
The midfielder was stretchered off near the end of the 3-0 defeat by Burnley at Turf Moor and the verdict is is a fractured collarbone.
We understand that the player will undergo surgery on Monday. It’s a very rare injury among footballers although is common to jump jockeys who are normally off for between four to eight weeks.
The 26 year fell badly on his shoulder late in the second half and it was immediately obvious that he had suffered a an injury and could to be sidelined for a time.
The injury is a massive blow to a team whose midfield has been a major problem over the seven matches without a win.
Pablo Fornals got a start this afternoon but was subbed after another hugely lack lustre performance whilst Jack Wilshere was again missing through injury.