Diafra Sakho’s injury problems were yesterday confirmed by a scan which sadly rubber-stamped West Ham’s s worst fears.
ClaretandHugh had already revealed that club medics feared the striker could be sidelined for several weeks by an injury sustained during the match against West Bromwich Albion.
And this morning we have learned the scan on Sakho’s back problem has now been carried out and that it confirms that early opinion.
A club source told us exclusively: “He has been scanned and it confirms our worst fears, a recurring back injury. He’s likely to be out for between two to six weeks.
There is of course a wicked irony in the situation as far as the Senegal national team are concerned who could now be without the player for their African Nations Cup campaign.
For it was whilst the player was on international duty earlier in the year that the damage was done on the treatment table according to Hammers officials.
Now, unless the striker makes a super-quick recovery, he will be missing when the tournament kicks off in Equatorial Guinea on January 17.