The injuries: Fans vent their feelings

West Ham fans have been giving their opinions on the whys and wherefores of the club’s injury crisis.

David Gold this morning hit out at a Twitter follower who claimed the training ground facilties were responsible and that the club’s medical staff were a ‘joke.’

Here’s what ClaretandHugh Facebook forum members @ and other site followers feel.



  • I want to know why our players get so many quadricep injuries

  • We get too many injuries for them to be just unlucky . Something needs seriously checking out on the training ground . It always seems to be our curse midway through the season and around the crucial Christmas / new year period . If we can maintain a top six position during the next two months it will be a fantastic feat .

  • lts not Chadwell Heath or the Boleyn. lts to do with Bubbles.

    “Nearly reach the sky……just like my dreams, they fade and die”

    Fortune will always hide through various mysterious mishaps.

  • Anyone who knocks their tabs out like sakho does is going to tear something !!!
    That’s life and bad luck !!!!!!

    Scott George Smallman
    If you look across the top leagues more players are picking up muscular injuries. The speed in which the game is played today and lack of recovery time from matches with training sessions mixed in, is not having a positive effect on players fitness or well being.
    – Sakho’s appearance record is starting to look very poor. I don’t know if we can treat him as our most important player if he’s going to play 50% of the games! Maybe it is bad luck – the injury he got towards the end of last season was a pretty inocuous incident as I recall; the injury against WBA was stretching for what wasnt even a half-chance. Over enthusiasm perhaps has cost us. Investigations may be carred out, but the obvious mitigation will be continued investment in the squad over the next few seasons. Arsenal have a huge amount of injuries, but they have quality to cope: Sanchez goes down and Walcott comes back – Cazorla is out, Ramsey comes in, etc etc

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