Danny Ings ruled out for 3-4 weeks with knee injury after West Ham United debut - ExWHUemployee
Danny Ings is set to miss between 3-4 weeks with a knee injury in a “crushing blow” for West Ham, according to ExWHUemployee.
The Hammers completed the £15m signing of Ings on Friday and he made his debut from the substitutes bench in the 2-0 win over Everton, as the team moved out of the relegation zone.
But the 31-year-old striker has picked up a knee injury and is now set to miss around a month of action, meaning Michail Antonio is “almost certain” to stay at the club beyond the January transfer window too.
Well, in true West Ham form it appears the injury is true and it is a knee injury,” he wrote via his Patreon (23 January).
“The injury is expected to keep him out for 3-4 weeks.
“Ings is cup-tied for the Derby game anyway but not faces missing our league matches in February.
“This is a crushing blow but one they always seems to happen to West Ham and Ings has suffered knee injuries in the past including a serious one at Liverpool. The club will hope he can make a quick recovery.
“This almost certainly means Antonio will remain at the club beyond the transfer window with a move for Lorient’s forward Moffi proving hard to complete.”
It’s absolutely typical that West Ham would take an eternity to sort the squad out, and then when they do that guy picks up an injury too.
Ings didn’t really get an opportunity to make an impact in his new claret and blue shirt at the weekend, but the deal has been praised by many because of the price and his goal record everywhere he’s been.
With Gianluca Scamacca ruled out for around a month it was seen as a necessity that extra firepower was brought in to the squad, with West Ham struggling badly for goals this season.
But now they’ve been hit hard again and it looks like Moyes will have to rely on Antonio once more, despite the Jamaican criticising his style of play recently – which was described as “disrespectful” by one pundit.
It’s a genuinely cruel twist of fate for West Ham and it seems as though the club will have to go on without the striker they brought in to avoid these troubles initially.
Thankfully we have momentum on our side now though and a couple of weeks before our next Premier League fixture.