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Moyes: Injury hampered Coufal

David Moyes has admitted that Vlad Coufal’s injury contributed to his loss of form in recent weeks.

The right-back is out for around six weeks, as we confirmed this morning, after undergoing surgery on his hernia, and Moyes admits that the Czech Republic international has struggled for form in his last few outings.

Moyes reckons that his injury may have something to do with that, after he was substituted against both Manchester United and Leicester in the last three weeks.

Of course, he was completely absent from the squad against Newcastle last time out when the two sides played out a 1-1 draw and he now faces a period on the sidelines.

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Speaking to reporters ahead of this weekend’s game against Wolves, as per Football.London, he said: “We think it is part of it, he has struggled for a long time. The internationals have a lot of games, the Euros and this season too can take its toll and unfortunately Vladimir could not carry on.”

Moyes has also confirmed that the only other injury woes the club are struggling with are the long-term absences of Angelo Ogbonna and Arthur Masuaku.

The boss added: “We are okay, Coufal had a hernia operation and will be out for a few weeks, other than that Ogbonna with his ACL and Masuaku with a knee injury which we are trying to get him back other than that not too bad.”

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.