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Reid injury update

Winston-Reid-714445Winston Reid’s calf injury looks set  to keep the defender out of action for the weekend match against Newcastle.

The medical staff took the injury seriously enough to stretcher the central defender off during the warm-up at Southampton which Slaven Bilic later revealed was indeed a calf rather than a new hamstring problem.

Reid’s injury count is adding up rapidly and although there’s no official time being put at his likely absence at this stage he would be very lucky to make it back for the Irons third away game on the trot.

Even a grade-one calf strain takes seven to 10 days to recover from, so even in that best-case scenario Bilic is unlikely to risk his defender.

Nor does he have a realistic chance of being allowed to join the New Zealand squad during the international break which follows the weekend games.

However, the first home game against Huddersfield  on September 11 may give him a chance of returning to action for the Hammers.


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5 comments on “Reid injury update

  1. Didn’t he play only 1 pre season full paced game as he was sent off in the other he started? Looked well off the pace against man united. Rushed pre seasons me thinks…

  2. Got to let Rice play CB then. playing fonte and ogbonna is like giving the opposition a 2 goal head start every time. It’s just embarrassing.

  3. Typical West Ham just signed Reid to a new contract & he gets injured is he related to Carol
    I thought they were going to sort out their medical team to the ensure the players do not get these silly injuries

  4. Is this is the old ‘player signs new long term contract’ curse – didn’t he have an operation on his shin during the off-Season?

    He looked well of the pace against United, took several knocks making last ditch tackles or overstretching and it can’t help if you’re not fully fit!

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