One injured Iron ahead of Man City


Hammers central defender Konstantinos Mavropanos is almost certain to miss the Manchester City game  according to injury expert Dr Rajpal Brar.

Dr Brar speaking to West Ham Zone as a specialist in Physical Therapy and Sports Scientist, said that there had not been much clarity on his injury at all but with lower back injuries, but that clubs are very likely going to be methodical and conservative especially early on in the season.

He added: “Further, he did go through a medical as well upon his transfer so West Ham must feel comfortable with how he’s progressing and his medium and long-term prospects as well so he’ll probably miss the game [v Manchester City] or be eased back.

In terms of return to game action, this will again be gradual loading and increased intensity, eventually reflecting on pitch movements and demands.
Claret and Hugh ran a piece last night revealing that the player had been out for over a year during his career and that it was worrying he had been signed whilst still carrying an injury.

Mavropanos switched to the Hammers for a fee reported to be in the region of £20 million after pursuing Manchester United defender Harry Maguire.

With Kurt Zouma and Nayef Aguerd starting the season well, it would have been unlikely to change the system to accommodate Mavropanos.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • hammerpete6 says:

    Andy Carroll, Jack Wilshire, will we ever learn? He looks a lovely fellow, but why did we sign him with a significant injury record and by all accounts still carrying an injury? What???!!!

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