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Lanzini suffers medial ligament injury

West Ham manager David Moyes has admitted that Manuel Lanzini is suffering from medial ligament injury and remains a doubt for Sunday’s game against Chelsea.

The Argentine suffered a knock while on International duty and was ruled out for the London Stadium win over Southampton last week.

Moyes told reporters yesterday at Rush Green: “He’s back running, although he was running last week as well. He’s got a medial ligament injury that is affecting him from turning, twisting and turning. He’s running in straight lines at the moment. I’m hoping for an update tomorrow on how he is. I wouldn’t completely rule him out but he is a doubt.”

A medial ligament injury or sprain is a tear of the ligament on the inside of the knee, usually a result of twisting or direct impact. A mild medial ligament injury or grade one sprain should take around three weeks to fully recover. Lanzini is thought to have suffered the injury on 23rd March in the game he scored his debut goal for Argentina against Italty in Manchester’s Etihad Stadium.

The playmaker has made 21 appearances this season scoring three goals and making five assists.

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4 comments on “Lanzini suffers medial ligament injury

  1. He has to be ready for Stoke, so let him wait.

  2. Absolutely spot on but we have a track record … Antonio , Carroll, Reid , Cresswell etc of bringing back players too early so he will no doubt play if he can walk !!

  3. The team has looked better balanced with Joao Mario in it, let him get back to full fitness, concentrate on getting him to sign a new contract with a £100m release clause in it 😉

  4. I would leave the team as it is for as long as we can as long as they can all stay fit. A run of 3 games on the trot with the same starting 11 can only be a good thing for those on the pitch and then we can talk about getting the consistency of play that Moyes has been harping on about. Manu can take his time getting properly fit, hopefully he won’t get injured at the world cup, and then come back ready for the start of next season.

    Or… should we hope that he doesn’t recover from the injury, doesn’t go to the world cup but recovers in time for a full pre-season? Selfish??

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