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Moyes confirms Antonio injury

David Moyes has confirmed that Michail Antonio sustained a hamstring injury against Wolves.

The Irons won 3-2 thanks to a Jesse Lingard masterclass, as he scored one, assisted one, and played a key role in the other.

Antonio twice tested the goalkeeper in the first half but he departed after 33 minutes, though he did manage to walk down the tunnel.

Antonio felt his hamstring go, Moyes has confirmed, and the club will check it out later this week, per BBC Sport.

He said: “Michail Antonio played as well as he has for a long while for 30 minutes. We’re not sure on the injury. We will assess it tomorrow. It looks like he’s felt his hamstring.”

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The Irons are still reeling from the injury blow sustained by Declan Rice, with the England ace out for between 4-6 weeks at best with a knee injury sustained while playing for England against Poland in a World Cup qualifier earlier this week.

The Hammers will be crossing all possible fingers that Antonio’s injury is not as bad as it could be, with there simply nobody available to replace him as an out-and-out striker.

The Irons are next in action this weekend against Leicester – let’s hope Mikey is available!

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23 comments on “Moyes confirms Antonio injury

  1. That will Antonio gone for the season with his guitar string hamstrings then.
    Great win, but why do we always get hit like this.
    Good luck to the fit guys for the run in, irons!!

  2. Its always the same, he just starts to get to 100% match fit and then it goes again .and then ..so it starts all-over again..he will be out for a week or 4 and then another 3/4 games to get up to speed ,,but this time the season will be over …glad of the win but with no rice now Antonio our luck has ran out..so annoying especially with Antonio ……for me its taken the shine of the win

  3. No striker at all, completely avoidable if the club had done the required business and not sold our only striker without replacing him. We all knew Antonio wouldnt last the season, all other than the club, that is.

    • You are right, of course, but those of us who have been pointing out this obvious fact about the lack of a replacement striker were told weeks ago on this site to stop whingeing. Strange…

      What also worries me is conceding five goals in two matches. Can’t the defence mark players properly? Against Wolves I saw defenders time and again not keeping up with strikers. After such a long break they can’t blame it on being tired.

      • Stop whingeing mate 😂👊

      • Other teams have players that can score too. Some of them are quite good at it. Do you expect to go through a season without conceeding? We’ve kept 10 clean sheets this season. The same as Spuds and Leicester. More than Arsenal and Liverpool. Sometimes players get things wrong. If they were all perfect they wouldn’t be playing for us.

  4. How about just enjoying the win????
    #Les Dawson’s,“The Desponds”

  5. Sadly he cannot and should never have been considered as our main striking option for a few years as he is far too injury prone. I am no longer concerned when he is fit again as it will last only a couple of weeks. But the club management know best!

  6. It’s all very well going on about no additional striker but who was available in January that could do the job?
    It seems a host of clubs are after strikers and were equally unsuccessful. We don’t want another Haller misfit at exorbitant price!

    • Exactly Graham. Why would we spend money on a rash January signing when that money is needed for the summer. No point having a buyers market when the best goods have been sold. Good work from the manager and the board I say. Also, whilst Antonio has been outstanding we’re still a big threat with a fluid City style attack.

  7. J. Lingz brilliant. Moyse puts nuts and bolts in his porridge because he was a little short of Iron. When Jesse asked why Moyse States you cannahandamannagranndaspanner than a sidchrome laddy! Jesse now understands what Moyse wants him to do!

  8. We all know we’re short on a striker or two. Going on and on and on and on and on and on and on about it isn’t going to change things. As Armo say’s above, how about just enjoying the win?

    Does anyone think we’re short of a striker by the way???!!!

  9. I enjoyed the win last night and thought that the whole team dug in to ensure that we won

    We are not sure how long Antonio will be out – so let us wait and see

    As I said on another thread we could have signed Josh King 😉

  10. Great to see Jarrod Bowen seizing the opportunity to play so well in the Principal Striker role. Congratulations to David Moyes for converting the midfielder into an Antonio 2nd. Also, another masterstroke playing Mark Noble in the injured Rice position. How many more rabbits can there be in the hat?
    Brilliant result. Brilliant football game. Well done everyone!
    COYI

  11. Other teams have players that can score too. Some of them are quite good at it. Do you expect to go through a season without conceeding? We’ve kept 10 clean sheets this season. The same as Spuds and Leicester. More than Arsenal and Liverpool. Sometimes players get things wrong. If they were all perfect they wouldn’t be playing for us.

  12. All the comments complaining about “haven’t got a striker, didn’t do business etc”….
    Bowen did just fine, and we’re past panic buying dross just to fill a spot. Let’s reflect on where we are, how we’ve played, and look to strengthen in the summer. If we’re still in the same situation in August, we can complain, until then button it and enjoy the ride…

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