Michail Antonio injury update

Results from the latest scan have revealed that Michail Antonio could be out of action for up to five months.

Last Thursday Manuel Pellegrini told reporters at Rush Green “He needs at least 48 hours to do his MRI scan and then we will see exactly what kind of injury it is.”

Antonio went down in obvious agony after just eight minutes into West Ham’s cup victory over Newport County last Tuesday. The club was trying to put a brave face on it last week by suggesting it was too early to determine the seriousness of the injury before a second scan and claimed reports of an operation plus a lengthy spell in recovery were premature.

A senior club source speaking to Claret and Hugh by Email this morning confirmed what most had already feared.

Antonio will undergo an operation for a grade three hamstring and is likely to be out of action for between four and five months. A five-month lay off would keep Antonio out until February with Manchester City away as a possible target return date on the 8th February.

It is Michail’s third serious hamstring injury for West Ham. In April 2017 he spent 124 days out of action after a hamstring tear later returning on August 10th the same year.  Last year in March he suffered another hamstring tear keeping himne out of action from 31st March 2018 until 10th Augusty 2018.


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10 comments on “Michail Antonio injury update

  1. Gutted to hear about Antonio but yamelenko could get a good run in the side . Wont half miss him though .POWER HOUSE .

  2. Well , sorry to say both for him and West Ham United it will probably mean early retirement from football . It’s a sad state of affairs , more for him personally than anybody else . We will naturally and obviously miss Him . Good luck on your recovery , Antonio . 🙏🤷‍♂️

  3. We should take things one step at a time folks. Firstly, proper assessment done. Then the correct treatment … as in this case, an operation. Then good recovery. Then building up the muscle(s) again, gym work, training …. and all going well a possible return to football. We therefore wish you well Antonio, accompanied with our prayers. May God be with you through the process. Keep the faith and stay strong son. God bless.

  4. This is a massive blow as he was in terrific form, hope all goes well with his recovery over the forthcoming months.

  5. Hope you recover quickly Michael ⚒

  6. I used to suffer as an athlete with torn hamstrings, then an osteopath sorted my back out, and no more problems. He is muscle bound, maybe the back is a cause.

    • Absolutely Russ.I still run at 67.Any hamstring issues the therapist always starts in the lower back and then goes towards the actual hamstring.

  7. That is really bad news – we’ll miss you Mikey – hopefully you come back fit to help us with a late run for the Europa spots or the FA cup

  8. It seems far-fetched, but can anyone expand (or deny) that there was any grain of truth in the rumours about his repeated hamstring injuries and his choice of hyper car that he continues to drive (against medical advice)?

  9. So sick of people like Kevin giving us their “expert” opinion from a kitchen table. Who do you think you are telling us this will mean early retirement? I heard the same rubbish about lanzini. You know ZERO about Antonio’s prognosis so go and darken someone else’s door

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