Confirmed: Lanzini out for six weeks


Manuel+Lanzini+West+Ham+United+v+SV+Werder+0Pg6_ic94sIlWest Ham playmaker Manuel Lanzini will be out of action for up to six weeks as originally feared.

Lanzini had his scan yesterday and the medical results confirmed what we had all been dreading. ClaretandHugh’s most senior source confirmed the news was grim and the player would be out for ‘six weeks’.

The Argentinian had just returned from a thigh injury in fine form, hitting the post before being forced off late in the first half of last weekend’s 2-0 win over Liverpool.

West Ham Chairman David Gold confirmed on twitter that the player would undergo further tests to determine the extent of the problem, but said the 22-year-old could be out of action for up to six weeks.

Gold told his followers: “We will know more about Manuel’s injury after the scan on Monday but it could be 4/6 weeks. He was superb today.”

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  • bubs says:

    That was quick Sean, lucky Payet is back and maybe we need to hold on to Zarate for the rest of this season,
    Unless Cullen is ready

  • jaybs says:

    Why do we seem never to have any luck with injuries, it was a pleasure to see how happy Lanzini before he got injured was at the weekend, he is Real Hammer now!

  • HamburgHammer says:

    4-6 weeks, also with returning to training at Chadwell Heath does not make nice reading.
    This means we need to keep Zarate. Also it puts into the question why we allowed Samuelson to return to Peterborough this quickly.
    We could have used Samuelson until Lanzini is back and then loan Samuelson out again.
    I wish Lanzini a thorough rather than a speedy recovery. We want him back long-term, not turning into another Carroll spending more time on operating tables and in the gym than on the football pitch.

  • hammer4life says:

    Agree 100 pct Hamburg. Very concerned about switching back to Chadwell Heath and I echo your thoughts on Lanzini’s recuperation.

  • hammer8909 says:

    If 6 weeks is the longest he should be out for Im guessing its a grade 2 tear from what i’ve seen so far. So the muscle is not completely ruptured, normal time out is 3-8 weeks depending on the individual and rehab. Unfortunately these types of injuries can have a high rate of recurrence. So i hope they take time and dont rush him! Best case scenario is its only a grade 1 tear which on average 1 to 4 weeks depending on individual etc. and the club are being careful and cautious and allowing 6 weeks for complete recovery.

  • AnyOldIron says:

    Gold says “COULD be out of action for UP TO six weeks”

    Sean says “Confirmed: Lanzini out for six weeks”


  • bubs says:

    Some sad people ,
    Must spend the day pulling wings off flys,
    Not you Sean

  • hammer8909 says:

    To add depth and validity to my previous comment, I have a MSc in Sports Performance and im currently studying a further MSc in physiotherapy so just a bit of revision for me that I thought to share as it was relevant.

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