Slaven Bilic has admitted that Michail Antonio has become a big West Ham player as the injury crisis bitten into the club’s squad.
The manager says that whilst the final verdict has not yet been delivered by specialists that Diafra Sakho could be out for between four to eight weeks.
He said: ““It is nothing dangerous for long term but it is not a light one and we will be without him. It is a big blow, in terms of quantity of injuries we are not bad but in terms of quality we are.
“We don’t necessarily need to sign a striker in January, I am not saying we won’t try and get someone but right now we will wait and see.
“Now Andy Carroll is a big player, and Nikica Jelavic and Michail Antonio. It looks like Valencia is going to be ok soon, maybe in a few weeks time so that is a big boost.”