West Ham in Race Against Time


West Ham United faces a nervous wait regarding the fitness of star forward Jarrod Bowen ahead of their Europa League second leg against Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday.

Bowen is injured in Wolves v West Ham Premier League game-set to miss Leverkusen

Bowen in race against time

Bowen missed the first leg due to a back injury, and the Hammers are anxious about his availability for the crucial return match at home. His presence is critical, especially considering West Ham needs to overturn a 2-0 deficit to advance to the semi-finals.

Manager David Moyes is determined to give Bowen every chance to recover, potentially delaying a decision until the very last minute. An open training session is scheduled for Wednesday morning, followed by Moyes’ pre-match press conference.

The 26-year-old has been West Ham’s leading scorer this season with 19 goals across all competitions. His absence would be a significant blow to their attacking threat against an in-form Leverkusen side.

West Ham are already without midfielder Lucas Paqueta due to suspension, further hindering their options. Bayer Leverkusen presents a daunting challenge. They are the reigning Bundesliga champions, currently unbeaten in 43 games under manager Xabi Alonso.

West Ham needs a miracle turnaround against a seemingly unstoppable Leverkusen. Bowen’s potential return offers a glimmer of hope, but the Hammers face a race against time to get him fit for this crucial European encounter.

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