Mauro Zarate is a major doubt for Thursday night’s Europa League qualifier against Birkirkara.
Zarate missed the second leg of the Hammers’ first qualifying round tie against Lusitanos but was outstanding in the Upton Park leg.
Now David Gold has revealed that injury will keep him out of action this week revealing on Twitter in answer to whether Zarate would be fit: “I doubt it”.
His absence would leave West Ham short of strikers as Diafra Sakho is suspended after getting sent off in the second leg against Lusitanos. Modibo Maiga and Elliot Lee could be called upon to start in the absence of Sakho and Zarate.